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National Human Rights Commission II
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In this lesson the educator explains the working, performance of human Rights commission. It also deals with the amendment in Human Rights Amendment Act of 2006.

Charu Modi is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Charu Modi
Having completed Masters in Law with gold medal from Lucknow University, qualified NET in July 2018 and has taught at Ambition Law Institute

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  4. WORKING OF THE COMMISSION The commission's headquarters is at Delhi and it can also establish offices at other places in India. It is vested with the power to regulate its own procedure. It has all the powers of a civil court and its proceedings have a judicial other authority subordinate thereto. The commission has its own nucleus of investigating staff for investigation into complaints of human rights violations. Besides, it is empowered to utilise the services of any officer or investigation agency o acter. It may call for information or report from the Central and state governments or any entral government or any state government for the purpose. The commission may take any of the following steps during or upon the completion of an inquiry: (a) it may recommend to the concerned government or authority to make payment of compensation or damages to the victim; (b) it may recommend to the concerned government or authority the initiation of proceedings for prosecution or any other action against the guilty public servant; (c) it may recommend to the concerned government or authority for the grant of immediate interim relief to the victim; (d) it may approach the Supreme Court or the high court concerned for the necessary directions, orders or writs.

  5. PERFORMANCE OF THE COMMISSION The various human rights issues taken up by the Commission are as follows 1. Abolition of Bonded Labour 2. Functioning of the Mental Hospitals at Ranchi, Agra and Gwalior 3. Functioning of the Government Protective Home (Women), Agra 4. Issues Concerning Right to Food 5. Review of the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 6. Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child 7. Preventing Employmen 8. Abolition of Child Labour 9. Guidebook for the Media on Sexual Violence against Childrern 10. Trafficking in Women and Children:Manual for the Judiciary for Gender Sensitisation 11. Sensitisation Programme on Prevention of Sex Tourism and Traffickin 12. Maternal Anemia and Hun Rights 13. Rehabilitation of Destitute Women in Vrindavan 14. Combating Sexual Harassment of Women at the Work Place t of Children by Government Servants: Amendment of Service Rules

  6. 15. Harassment of omen Passengrs in Trins 16. Abolition of Manual Scavenging 17. Dalits Issues including Atrocities Perpetrated on them 18. Problems Faced br Denotified and Nomadic Tribes 19. Rights of the Disabled Persons 20. Issues Related to Right to Health 21. Rights of Persons Affected by HIV / AIDS 22. Relief Work for the Victims of 1999 Orissa Crclone 23. Monitoring of Relief Measures undertaken after Gujarat Earthquake (2001) 24. District Complaints Authority 25. Population Policy - Development and Human Rights 26. Reiew of Statutes, including Terrorist & Disruptire Acivities Act, and (Draft) Prevention of Terrorism Bil, 2000 27. Protection of Human Rights in Areas of Insurgency and Terrorism 28. Guidelines to CheckMisuse of the Power of Arrest by the Poice 29. Setting up of Human Rights Cells in the State City Police Headquarters 30. Steps to Check Custodial Deaths, Rape and Torture 31. Accession to the Convention against Torture 32. Discussion on Adoption of a Refugee Law for the Country 33. Systemic Reforms of Police, Prisons and other Centers of Detention 34. Reiew of Laws, Implementation of Treaties, and the Intemational Instruments on Human Rights 35. Promotion of Human Rights Literacy and Awareness in the Educational System 36. Human Rights Training for the Armed Forces and Police, Public Authontes and Civil Society

  7. HUMAN RIGHTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2006 The main amendments carried out in the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, relate to the following issues: ts Commissions (SHRCs) from five to three 2. Changing the eligibility condition for appointment of member of SHRCs 3. Strengthening the investigative machinery available with Human Rights Commissions 4. Empowering the Commissions to recommend award of compensation, etc. even during the course of enquiry 5. Empowering the NHRC to undertake visits to jails even without intimation to the state governments 6. Strengthening the procedure for recording of evidence of witnesses

  8. 7. Clarifying that the Chairpersons of NHRC and SHRCs are distinct from the Members of the respective Commission 8. Enabling the NHRC to transfer complaints received by it to the concerned SHRC 9. Enabling the Chairperson and members of the NHRC to address their resignations in writing to the President and the Chairperson and members of the SHRCs to the Governor of the state concerned 10. Clarifying that the absence of any member in the Selection Committee for selection of the Chairperson and member of the NHRC or the SHRCs will not vitiate the decisions taken by such Committees 11. Providing that the Chairperson of the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes and the Chairperson of the National Commission for the Scheduled Tribes shall be deemed to be members of the NHRC 12. Enabling the Central Government to notify future international covenants and conventions to which the Act would be applicable