Goa Human Rights Commission

The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, provides for the constitution of National Human Rights Commission, at national level and State Human Rights Commissions at the State level for better protection of human rights and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
The Goa Human Rights Commission was constituted on 04/03/2011 to exercise the powers conferred upon and to perform functions assigned to the State Commissions under Chapter V of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. It is a statutory autonomous body which is intended to help and ensure that the public functionaries do not violate human rights of the aggrieved parties.
By Notification No. 1/27/1999-HD(G), Government of Goa, appointed Justice Prafulla Kumar Misra, former Chief Justice of Patna High Court as Chairperson of the Commission and Shri A.D. Salkar, former District Judge of the State of Goa and Shri J.A. Keny, former Member of the Goa Public Service Commission, were appointed as Members of the Commission.
The Police Investigation team headed by Police Officer of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police is made available to the State Commission for efficient functioning of the State Commission.

In absence of State Human Rights Commission in the State of Goa, the persons  whose  human  rights  were  allegedly  violated  by  the  public functionaries were constrained to approach before the normal Courts of Law which  involves  long  and  cumbersome  procedure  apart  from  being  a  costly affair. The establishment of State Human Rights Commission has fulfilled the aspirations of the people of Goa who, now, have an easy access to justice to ventilate their grievances against public servants in the matter of violation of human rights.
The  Government  of  Goa  has  allotted  adequate  office  premises  to  the Commission  and  has  also  provided  adequate  infrastructure  for  smooth functioning of the Commission.

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Smt. Neetal Amonkar
Goa Human Rights Commission, 1st Floor, Old Directorate of Education Building, 18th June Road, Panaji, Goa-403001.

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Shri. Premanand M. Gaonkar
Public Information Officer/ Section Officer

Goa Human Rights Commission,
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