Human Rights Commission

A Human Rights Commission is a body set up to investigate, promote or protect human rights.

The term may refer to international, national or subnational bodies set up for this purpose, such as national human rights institutions or (usually temporary) truth and reconciliation commissions.

Read more about Human Rights Commission:  International Human Rights Commissions, National or Subnational Bodies

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Scottish Human Rights Commission
... The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) is the national human rights institution for Scotland ... The Commission is independent of Government, and of the Scottish and Westminster Parliaments ... It seeks to promote and protect the human rights of everyone in Scotland, working to increase awareness, recognition and respect for human rights, and make them more relevant and easier to apply in everyday life ...
Canadian Arab Federation - Israel-Palestinian Conflict Activism - 1970s–80s
... Minister Pierre-Elliot Trudeau recognized the right of Palestinians to a homeland in 1983, his statement was supported by the Canadian Arab Federation ... Purcell, who was chair of the Ontario Human Rights Commission at the time, had remarked that "public expressions of anti-Zionism have now replaced public ... The CAF indicated that it would consider filing an application before the Canadian Human Rights Commission or the Quebec Provincial Human Rights Commission ...
Human Rights Commission - National or Subnational Bodies - Americas
... Country Commission Note Canada Canadian Human Rights Commission British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal Ontario Human Rights Commission Alberta Human ...
San Francisco Human Rights Commission - History of Human Rights Commission
... In 1963, the modern day civil rights movement manifested in San Francisco through demonstrations against hotels, supermarkets, drive-in restaurants, automobile showrooms ... Shelley appointed an Interim Committee on Human Relations, which subsequently recommended to the Board of Supervisors that a permanent Human Rights Commission be established ... passed the recommendation, and Mayor Shelley signed an ordinance establishing the Human Rights Commission ...
International Day In Support Of Victims Of Torture - Global Campaign
... Survivors (CRTS) Bangladesh Centre for Human Rights and Development (BCHRD) and Bangladesh Human Rights Commission (BHRC) Bolivia Instituto de Terapia E ... for Survivors of Torture and Severe Trauma at the Center for Multicultural Human Services (a program of NVFS) Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) Center for Survivors of Torture, Dallas ... are several organizations who are continuously defending human rights through their participation in advocacy, etc ...

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