Human rights core panel disbanded

Human rights core panel disbanded

Karnataka State Human Rights Commission has decided to wind up the Consultative Core Committee formed in June 2012 to serve as recomendatory body in any case of human rights violations or its enforcement in the State.

The committee consisted of 21 core members from various non governmental organisations and civil society groups and was supposed to meet the commission from time to time to discuss matters of human rights.

The reason for cancellation was the failure of its core members to meet or discuss any issues with the commission. Another reason being misuse of the position as members of the group by some of its members.

“If the commission has found and such cases of misuse by any member, they should ideally point out the person and his fault and take action against him/her. Why disband the group for it?”, said Mathews Philip, Executive Director, South India Cell for Human Rights Education & Monitoring (SICHREM). It was the resonsibility of the commission to call such a meeting, “Only then will all members meet. The commission has however not given such a directive yet,” he said.

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