NHRC retains its 'A' status of accreditation
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), India has retained its 'A' status of accreditation with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, GANHRI in Geneva for the fourth consecutive term of five years.
It is given to those NHRIs, which, after a rigorous process of review every five years, are found fully compliant with the UN-mandated Paris Principles. Justice HL Dattu, Chairperson, NHRC was presented the certificate to this effect on the occasion of the ongoing annual meeting of GANHRI in Geneva, Switzerland from the February 21to 23. "The accreditation confers international recognition and protection of the NHRI. 'A' status accreditation also grants participation in the work and decision-making of the GANHRI, as well as the work of the Human Rights Council and other UN mechanisms," the NHRC release said.