National Human Rights Commission


The National Human Rights Commission was constituted in the year 1993, on 12th of October. The Commission was established under the mandatory legislation of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. One of the chief objectives of the National Human Rights Commission in India, as outlined in the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, is to promote as well as protect the human rights of the citizens of India.

The two Covenants, namely, the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in the year 1966, followed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly of India in the year 1948, on the 10th of December.

The National Human Rights Commission is all the more significant in the land of India, since in a democratic nation, human freedom and rights are put under the banner of law. Therefore, the National Human Rights Commission has been set up in order to protect these fundamental rights and freedom of the citizens of India. The Commission has categorized these fundamental rights of the citizens of India into two sections. While one comprises the political and civil rights, the other one includes cultural, economic and the social rights.

Some of the areas in which the National Human Rights Commission takes interest and function efficiently are:

  1. Abolition of Child Labor from the country
  2. Countering the problem of Sexual Harassment of Women at the Work Places
  3. Disadvantages of Denotified and Nomadic Tribes
  4. Population Policy for the Development and Human Rights
  5. Rights specially made for the Disabled
  6. Rehabilitation facilities for the Destitute Women in Vrindavan
  7. Sensitization schemes on Prevention of Sex Tourism and Trafficking
  8. Evaluation of the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929
  9. Maternal Anaemia and Human Rights
  10. Relief Work for the 1999 Orissa Cyclone victims
  11. Abolition of Manual Scavenging
  12. HIV/AIDS


The location and address of the Commission headquarter is:

National Human Rights Commission
Faridkot House,
Copernicus Marg,
New Delhi-110001,
India

Last Updated on 28 September 2012