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.
Now get latest Current Affairs on mobile, Download # 1 Current Affairs App
Who: Justice H L Dattu
When: 22 March 2016