Justice H L Dattu appointed as member of International Coordinating Committee Bureau

Mar 23, 2016 10:17 IST

Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and former Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on 22 March 2016 was appointed a member of the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC) Bureau in Geneva.

NHRC, India will now be representing Asia-Pacific Region along with Mongolia, Qatar and Australia.

No other National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) from the Asia Pacific region nominated a candidate against Dattu to fill the position of a member vacated by the representative of NHRI of South-Korea.

About International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions

The International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC) is a global network of NHRIs administrative bodies set up to promote, protect and monitor human rights in a given country.

The ICC coordinates the relationship between NHRIs and the United Nations human rights system.

The ICC Bureau is an important human rights body, which serves as the Management Committee of the ICC.

The ICC Bureau implements all the decisions of the ICC General Meetings and directs the operations of the ICC between these meetings.

All sub-committees and working groups report to the ICC Bureau.

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