Retired SC Judge Arun Kumar Mishra has taken over as NHRC President

Retired SC Judge Arun Kumar Mishra has taken over as NHRC President

Arun Kumar Mishra (Photo credit: Twitter)

National Human Rights Commission: Retired Supreme Court Justice Arun Kumar Mishra took over as chairman of the National Human Rights Commission. He was appointed by Ramnath Kobind on the recommendation of the Presidential Election Committee. The committee is chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Home Minister Amit Shah, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Rajya Sabha Deputy Speaker Harivansh and Rajya Sabha Opposition Leader Mallikarjun Kharag have also been included in the selection committee.

Earlier, the chairman was Judge HL Dutt

Earlier, Justice HL Dattu was the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission. The post of chairman of the NHRC was vacant after he retired in December. Three former chief justices were also shortlisted for the three posts, but the committee approved the name of Justice Arun Kumar Mishra. I tell you, Justice Arun Kumar Mishra retired in September last year.

The lawyer was born into the family

The current chairman of the National Human Rights Commission was born into a lawyer family. He earned a bachelor’s degree in science and later a law degree. He began his career as a lawyer in 1978. In 1998-99, he became the youngest President of the Bar Council of India. Read more: BJP’s big cabinet in UP, emphasis on social concerns, unity among workers

Reached the Supreme Court in 2014 after promotion

In October 1999, Justice Arun Kumar Mishra took over as a judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He then served as the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court in 2010 and the Calcutta High Court in 2012. He then came to the Supreme Court on July 2014 after being promoted.

What is the National Human Rights Commission?

The National Human Rights Commission was formed on 12 October 1993. The National Human Rights Commission has been formed in accordance with the Paris policy. These policies were adopted in October 1991 at the first international workshop on the protection and promotion of human rights in Paris. It is supported by UN General Assembly Resolution 48/134 of 20 December 1993. The purpose of this commission is to raise issues related to the protection and promotion of human rights.

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