- The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is a non-profit organization that promotes human rights in the United States.
- The Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA) of 1993 created it as a statutory organization on October 12, 1993.
- In addition, the State Human Rights Commission is established by the Act.
- The chairperson is either a retired Chief Justice of India or a Supreme Court judge.
- The President appoints them based on the recommendations of a six-member commission that includes:
- Leaders of the Opposition in both Houses of Parliament Union Home Minister Prime Minister (head) Speaker of the Lok Sabha Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
Term and termination:
- They are in office for three years or until they reach the age of 70, whichever comes first.
- Under certain circumstances, the President has the authority to remove them from office.
Source The Hindu