The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India was established on 12th October, 1993 as an autonomous quasi-judicial body for the promotion and protection of human rights in the country. The statute under which it is established is the Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993 as amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006 and 2019 passed by Parliament.The NHRC, India, is in conformity with the Paris Principles, adopted at the first international workshop on national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights held in Paris in October 1991, and endorsed by the General Assembly of the United Nations by its Regulations 48/134 of 20 December, 1993.
The NHRC is an embodiment of India’s concern for the promotion and protection of human rights in line with its Constitution. Section 2 (1) (d) of the PHRA defines Human Rights as the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by courts in India.The functions of the Commission as stated in Section 12 of the Act and apart from enquiry into complaints of violation of human rights or negligence in the prevention of such violation by a public servant, the Commission also spreads awareness about human rights through media, publications, training, seminar, conferences, research and studies treaties and international instruments on human rights and make recommendations for their effective implementation to the Government.The NHRC, India is an A status Accredited NHRI with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, GANHRI and a founder member of the Asia Pacific Forum of the NHRIs in the Asia Pacific Region.
It has different core groups on various thematic issues of human rights and include as members, experts, officers and civil society representatives.
The award-winning photographs attracting eyeballs on various aspects of human rights will be uploaded on the website the NHRC and may also be suitably used/ displayed for awareness purposes.
The Themes for the competition are as follows:
• Child Labour
• Challenges of destitute elderly
• Environmental Hazards impacting life on planet Earth
• Celebrating human rights & values in Indian diversity, &
• Celebrating gender equality
There cash prizes are as under:-• 1st Prize 15,000/-
• 2nd Prize 10,000/-
• 3rd Prize 5,000/-
• 7 consolation prizes of Rs. 2000/-
Last date of submission is 15th September 2022.