Justice Arun Mishra appointed as Chairman of NHRC
Retired Supreme Court Justice Arun Mishra has been appointed as the new Chief of Human Rights Commission of India.
New Delhi. Retired Supreme Court Justice Arun Mishra has been appointed as the new Chief of Human Rights Commission of India. The Center has approved his appointment. Before retiring, Justice Misra served with seven former Chief Justices of India since being elevated from the Calcutta Highcourt in 2014.
In June 2014, a month after the BJP-led NDA came to power at the Center, he was elevated to the Supreme Court along with Justice Adarsh K Goyal and leading lawyer Rohinton F. Nariman.
Retired Judge Justice Mishra has worked with former CJI RM Lodha, former CJI HL Dattu, former CJI TS Thakur, former CJI JS Khehar, former CJI Deepak Mishra, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi and former CJI SA Bobde. At the time of retirement in September 2020, Judge Justice Mishra was third in the Supreme Court.
What is Human Rights Commission?The Human Rights Commission is an autonomous public body constituted under the Protection of Human Rights Ordinance on 28 October 1993. It was given a statutory basis by the Human Rights Act, 1993. The National Human Rights Commission of India is responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights.
Defined by the Act as “the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or incarnated by an international agreement. Human rights vary from person to person. Human rights are not static, but dynamic in nature. – are recognized and enforced in a timely manner.Only individuals who are fully acquainted with the latest developments in human rights, their awareness can help them better than others.
How does the Human Rights Commission work?
The Human Rights Commission can hear and act on any petition filed before it by a victim or any other person on her behalf. In addition, with the approval of the court, the commission can intervene in any matter related to violence against human rights pending before the court. The Commission has the power to inspect any jail by informing the authorities concerned in advance. The commission also pays attention to treaties related to human rights and continuously works to make them more effective.