Govt Body Type : Statutory
Established : 1993
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India was established on 12 October, 1993. under the Protection of Human Rights Act 1993. It was given a statutory basis by the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. The NHRC is the National Human Rights Commission of India, responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights, defined by the Act as "rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution.
The NHRC consists of
the Chairperson and members of the NHRC are appointed by the President of India, on the recommendation of a committee consisting of:
The Protection of Human Rights Act mandates the NHRC to perform the following functions: