The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993

Act Number10
Coming into Force28 Sep 1993
CourtMinistry of Home Affairs
Record Number199410
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THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACT, 1993
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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
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CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
SECTIONS
1. Short title, extent and commencement.
2. Definitions.
CHAPTER II
THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
3. Constitution of a National Human Rights Commission.
4. Appointment of Chairperson and other Members.
5. Resignation and removal of Chairperson and Members.
6. Term of office of Chairperson and Members.
7. Member to act as Chairperson or to discharge his functions in certain circumstances.
8. Terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and Members.
9. Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate the proceedings of the Commission.
10. Procedure to be regulated by the Commission.
11. Officers and other staff of the Commission.
CHAPTER III
FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE COMMISSION
12. Functions of the Commission.
13. Powers relating to inquiries.
14. Investigation.
15. Statement made by persons to the Commission.
16. Persons likely to be prejudicially affected to be heard.
CHAPTER IV
PROCEDURE
17. Inquiry into complaints.
18. Steps during and after inquiry.
19. Procedure with respect to armed forces.
20. Annual and special reports of the Commission.
CHAPTER V
STATE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONS
21. Constitution of State Human Rights Commissions.
22. Appointment of Chairperson and other Members of State Commission.
23. Resignation and Removal of a Chairperson or a Member of the State Commission.
24. Term of office of Chairperson and Members of the State Commission.
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SECTIONS
25. Member to act as Chairperson or to discharge his functions in certain circumstances.
26. Terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and Members of State Commission.
27. Officers and other staff of the State Commission.
28. Annual and special reports of State Commission.
29. Application of certain provisions relating to National Human Rights Commission to State
Commissions.
CHAPTER VI
HUMAN RIGHTS COURTS
30. Human Rights Courts.
31. Special Public Prosecutor.
CHAPTER VII
FINANCE, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT
32. Grants by the Central Government.
33. Grants by the State Government.
34. Accounts and audit.
35. Accounts and audit of State Commission.
CHAPTER VIII
MISCELLANEOUS
36. Matters not subject to jurisdiction of the Commission.
37. Constitution of special investigation teams.
38. Protection of action taken in good faith.
39. Members and officers to be public servants.
40. Power of Central Government to make rules.
40A. Power to make rules retrospectively.
40B. Power of Commission to make regulations.
41. Power of State Government to make rules.
42. Power to remove difficulties.
43. Repeal and savings.

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