Sikkim State Human Rights Commission was constituted on 18 October 2008 vied notification No. 101/HOME/2008. Thereafter, Justice A.N. Ray, a former Chief Justice, Sikkim High Court of was appointed as the Chairperson vide Notification No. 106/HOME/2008 on 14 November 2008.
|Sikkim State Human Rights Commission|
सिक्किम राज्य मानव अधिकार आयोग
|Formed||18 October 2008 (Notification: 101/HOME/2008)|
|Size||7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi)|
According to TPHRA, 1993 (with amendment act 2006), The Commission is entitled to perform any of the following functions:
It is clarified that though the Commission has the power to inquire in violation of human rights (or instigation thereof) by a public servant. Instances where the human rights are violated by a private citizen, the Commission can intervene if there is failure or negligence on the part of a public servant to prevent any such violation.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India is a Statutory public body constituted on 12 October 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Ordinance of 28 September 1993. It was given a statutory basis by the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 (TPHRA). The NHRC is the National Human Rights Commission of India, responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights, defined by the Act as "Rights Relating To Life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants".