Study on State Human Rights Commission and District Human Rights Courts

PAIRVI is developing the report on ‘strengthening the role of State Human Rights Commissions as protectors and promoters of human rights’. The report focuses on the functional efficiency, accessibility, effectiveness, credibility and performance of State Human Rights Commissions of Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.  As Section 30 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 enables the state government to constitute a Special Court or specify for each district a Court of Session to be a Human Rights Court for the purpose of providing speedy trial of offences arising out of violation of human rights, the report equally focuses on functioning of District Human Rights Court particularly of state capital. Scoping paper of the study has been developed and a report of Rajasthan Human Rights Commission is under process.