Write in brief about the Human Rights Commission and its role

Many developing countries like India have set up a Human Rights Commission and Human Rights Court for better protection of Human Rights. In India, it was constituted in 1993.

Functions of the Human Rights Commission

The main functions of the Commission are:

(i) To inquire into complaints of violations of Human Rights.
(ii) To review acts of terrorism that obstruct the enjoyment of Human Rights.
(iii) To promote the research in the field of Human Rights.
(iv) To encourage the efforts of non-Governmental Organisations working in the fields of Human Rights.
(v) In India it has all the powers of a Civil Court and can summon, witnesses and receive evidence on affidavits.


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