What functions are to be performed by the High Commissioner Office on Human Rights?

The High Commissioner for Human Rights is primarily responsible for human rights activities under the direction and authority of the United Nations Secretary-General. Besides ensuring the enjoyment of civil, political, social, economic, and cultural rights, he has to enhance international cooperation for the promotion and protection of human rights.


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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human rights refer to freedoms and rights which should be available to all human beings irrespective of their caste, class, gender, and religion. These rights include the right to life, the right to freedom of speech and expression, the right to equality, the right to education, etc. Read more

The High Courts and Subordinate Courts

The Constitution of India has provided for a High Court for each state. However, there may be one High Court for two states or union territories. This depends on the area and the population of the state or union territory. There are 21 High Courts in India. Delhi is the only union territory that has a High Court of its own. Read more