State Human Rights Commission UPSC NOTE

 State Human Rights Commission(SHRC)

  • The Protection of Human Rights Act of 1993 leads to the creation of Human Rights Commission.

  • Under this law, NHRC and SHRC(at state level) constituted.

  • SHRC can inquire into the violations of human rights only.

  • SHRC have only authority in the subjects mentioned in the state list and concurrent list of 7th schedule.

Chairman and 2 members.

  • Appointed by governor and removed by president.

  • Appointed for tenure of 3 years or till age of 70 year.

Qualification of SHRC Members

  • SHRC chairman will be a retired judge of the High Court or a retired Chief Justice.

  • Members will also be eligible only if they have been serving or are retired as a Judge of the High Court or a District Judge with at least seven years of experience as a District Judge.

  • The candidates should also possess prior experience or knowledge of human rights.

Functions of State Human Rights Commission

  • First and foremost look into the violation of human rights.

  • To arbitrate in case of pending legal proceedings with human rights.

  • To assess the living conditions of prisoners & people in  detention centers.

  • To advocate more research and development on human rights.

  • To raise general awareness of people with respect to human rights.



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