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Title : National Human Rights Commission


Date : Nov 24, 2021

Description :

GS II

 

Topic à Statutory and non-statutory bodies

 

  • About:

 

  • The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is a statutory institution in India that promotes human rights. It was established on October 12, 1993 by the Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA) of 1993, which also established the State Human Rights Commission.

 

  • Composition:

 

  • Either a retired Chief Justice of India or a Supreme Court judge serves as chairperson.

 

  • They are appointed by the President based on the suggestions of a six-member group that includes:
  • Opposition leaders in both Houses of Parliament Union Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior (head) The Lok Sabha's Speaker is Rajya Sabha's Deputy Chairman

 

  • Office Term and Termination:

 

  • They serve for three years or until they reach the age of 70, whichever comes first, and the President has the ability to remove them from office under specific situations.

 

 


Tags : human rights, fundamental rights

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