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Constitution of the Commission

The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission is a statutory body, constituted under Rule 21 of the Human Rights Protection Act, 1993 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”) and is headed by a Chairperson and has two Members. They are appointed by the Governor on the recommendations made by a Committee constituted under Rule 22 (1) of the Act.

 

Appointment of Chairperson:

As per earstwhile section 21 (2) of Human Rights Protection Act, 1993, those who have served as Chief Justice of a High Court could be appointed as the Chairperson of the Commission, for a period of five years or till he/she attains the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.

 

Presently, Hon’ble Shri Justice D.H.Waghela, Chief Justice (Retd.) Karnataka, Odisha and Mumbai High Courts has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission, with effect from 12/3/2018.

 

Appointment of Members:

As per earstwhile section 21 (2) of Human Rights Protection Act, 1993, those who have served as a Judge of a High Court or has served as a District Judge for a period of seven years could be appointed as a Member of the Commission, for a period of five years or till he/she attains the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.

 

Presently, the following have been appointed as Members of the Commission.

 1) Shri Rupak Kumar Dutta, I.P.S. Retired Director General and Inspector General of Police), Member (since 26/2/2018)

 2) Shri K.B.Changappa, Retired District and Sessions Judge, Member (since 19/2/2018)

 

Last Updated: 26-02-2020 05:11 PM Updated By: Admin


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