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NHRC retains top international accreditation

June 11, 2011 by  
Filed under India, Persecution

Logo of NHRCNew Delhi, June 10: The National Human Rights Commission has retained the top grading in a review by a global panel of rights bodies, which set aside a plea from some civil society groups for its downgrading.

The Accreditation Sub-Committee of the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC-NHRIs) has recommended that the NHRC India be re-accredited with ‘A’ status, according to the rights panel.

The decision came following a session of the sub-committee in Geneva from May 23 to 27. The NHRC continues to hold ‘A’ status with ICC since 1999. This status is given to the NHRIs which are fully compliant with the ‘Paris Principles’ towards promotion and protection of human rights.

A group of NGOs under the banner of All India Network of NGOs and Individuals (AiNNI) had asked the international committee to downgrade NHRC, claiming it was beset with corruption.


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