SANSAD TV: 75 YEARS- LAWS THAT SHAPED INDIA- THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACT, 1993

  Introduction: The Act defines “Human Rights” as the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by courts in India. And the National and the State Human Rights Commissions are embodiment of India’s concern for the promotion and protection …

Insights into Editorial: Giving Human Rights Commissions more teeth

  Introduction: In 1993, the Indian Parliament enacted the Protection of Human Rights Act. The purpose of the Act was to establish an institutional framework that could effectively protect, promote and fulfil the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. To this end, the Act created a National Human Rights Commission, and also, Human Rights …