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Tuesday, April 10

Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018


TNPSC Current Affairs - April 2018 by TNPSC Guru
  • Union Cabinet has given its nod to approval for the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 for better protection and promotion of human rights.
  • The amendment makes National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) more compliant with the Paris Principle concerning autonomy, independence, and more to effectively protect and promote Human rights.
  • It will help to strengthen the Human Rights institution, which makes more effectively discharge their duties and will ensure the protection of rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual.
 Features of Amendment(as Per official release – source PIB)
  • It Proposed “National Commission for Protection of Child Rights” as deemed Member of the Commission;
  • To add a woman Member in the composition of the Commission;
  • To enlarge the scope of eligibility and scope of selection of Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission as well as the State Human Rights Commission; and
  • To incorporate a mechanism to look after the cases of human rights violation in the Union Territories.
  • To amend the term of office of Chairperson and Members of National Human Rights Commission and State Human Rights Commission to make it in consonance with the terms of Chairperson and Members of other Commissions. 
About Paris Principle:
Paris Principle is set of international standards framed and guides the work of Human rights Institutions across the world.
Paris Principle which were adopted on 1993 in United Nation General Assembly.


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