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sharmila (n/a)     18 September 2007

NHRC

What are the functions of National Human Rights Commission?


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Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer)     18 September 2007

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[font=""trebuchet ms""]The Commission shall, perform all or any of the following functions, namely:- [/font]

[font=""trebuchet ms""]a) Inquire, on its own initiative or on a petition presented to it by a victim or any person on his behalf,into complaint of-
i ) violation of human rights or abetment or
ii) negligence in the prevention of such violation,by a public servant;
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[font=""trebuchet ms""]b) intervene in any proceeding involving any allegation of violation of human rights pending before a court with the approval of such court;[/font]

[font=""trebuchet ms""]c) visit, under intimation to the State Government, any jail or any other institution under the control of the State Government, where persons are detained or lodged for purposes of treatment, reformation or protection tostudy the living condition of the inmates and make recommendations thereon ; [/font]

[font=""trebuchet ms""]d) review the safeguards by or under the Constitution or any law for the time being in force for the protection of human rights and recommend measures for their effective implementation;[/font]

[font=""trebuchet ms""]e) review the factors, including acts of terrorism that inhibit the enjoyment of human rights and recommend appropriate remedial measures;[/font]

[font=""trebuchet ms""]f) study treaties and other international instruments on human rights and make recommendations for their effective implementation;[/font]

[font=""trebuchet ms""]g) undertake and promote research in the field of human rights;[/font]

[font=""trebuchet ms""]h) spread human rights literacy among various sections of society and promote awareness of the safeguards available for the protection of these rights through publications, the media, seminars and other available means;[/font]

[font=""trebuchet ms""]i) encourage the efforts of non - Governmental organizations and institutions working in the field of human rights;[/font]

[font=""trebuchet ms""]j) such other functions as it may consider necessary for the promotion of human rights.[/font]
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adv.ranchi (n/a)     19 September 2007

Do check the Nataional Human Rights Commission website for details.

Basically it steps in wherever there is any violation of human rights.,

 

yedhash (n/a)     20 September 2007

For come to the rescue against all human rights vioations

Shambasiv (n/a)     20 September 2007

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The Commission's purview covers the entire range of civil and political, as well as economic, social and cultural rights. Areas facing terrorism and insurgency, custodial death, rape and torture, reform of the police, prisons, and other institutions such as juvenile homes, mental hospitals and shelters for women have been given special attention. The Commission has urged the provision of primary health facilities to ensure maternal and child welfare essential to a life with dignity, basic needs such as potable drinking water, food and nutrition, and highlighted fundamental questions of equity and justice to the less privileged, namely the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and the prevention of atrocities perpetrated against them. Rights of the disabled,access to public services, displacement of populations and especially of tribals by mega projects, food scarcity and allegation of death by starvation, rights of the child, rights of women subjected to violence, sexual harassment and discrimination, and rights of minorities, have been the focus of the Commission's action on numerous occasions.



manishyogi (n/a)     06 October 2007

Great post Mr.Prakash. It really gives a clear picture about the functions of NHRC

AYYALASOMAYAJULA MURALI (POSTAL ASSISTANT )     29 October 2009

Originally posted by :Y.Prakash
" [font=""trebuchet ms""][align=justify][/font][font=""trebuchet ms""]The Commission shall, perform all or any of the following functions, namely:- [/font][font=""trebuchet ms""]a) Inquire, on its own initiative or on a petition presented to it by a victim or any person on his behalf,into complaint of- i ) violation of human rights or abetment orii) negligence in the prevention of such violation,by a public servant;[/font][font=""trebuchet ms""]b) intervene in any proceeding involving any allegation of violation of human rights pending before a court with the approval of such court;[/font][font=""trebuchet ms""]c) visit, under intimation to the State Government, any jail or any other institution under the control of the State Government, where persons are detained or lodged for purposes of treatment, reformation or protection tostudy the living condition of the inmates and make recommendations thereon ; [/font][font=""trebuchet ms""]d) review the safeguards by or under the Constitution or any law for the time being in force for the protection of human rights and recommend measures for their effective implementation;[/font][font=""trebuchet ms""]e) review the factors, including acts of terrorism that inhibit the enjoyment of human rights and recommend appropriate remedial measures;[/font][font=""trebuchet ms""]f) study treaties and other international instruments on human rights and make recommendations for their effective implementation;[/font][font=""trebuchet ms""]g) undertake and promote research in the field of human rights;[/font][font=""trebuchet ms""]h) spread human rights literacy among various sections of society and promote awareness of the safeguards available for the protection of these rights through publications, the media, seminars and other available means;[/font][font=""trebuchet ms""]i) encourage the efforts of non - Governmental organizations and institutions working in the field of human rights;[/font][font=""trebuchet ms""]j) such other functions as it may consider necessary for the promotion of human rights.[/font][/align] "

Shree. ( Advocate.)     29 October 2009


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