The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Justice HL Dattu has been appointed as member of the International Coordinating Committee Bureau (ICCB) of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI-ICC) Bureau in Geneva.
He has been selected from the Asia-Pacific region and shall represent India along with Mongolia, Qatar and Australia from this region.
He was nominated unanimously after no other NHRI from the region nominated candidate against him to fill vacancy created after the representative of NHRI of South-Korea vacated it.
About International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions
- The ICC Bureau is an important human rights body that serves as the Management Committee of the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC).
- It implements all the decisions of the ICC General Meetings and directs the operations of the ICC between these meetings.
- ICC Bureau consists of sixteen ‘A’ status NHRIs four from each region namely, Americas, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.
- India’s NHRC has been an active Member of the ICC and regularly taking part in its activities, including Annual General Meetings.