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NGOs are the eyes and ears of the National Human Rights Commission – Chair

“NGOs are the eyes and ears of the National Human Rights Council,” said Cyriac Joseph, inaugurating the public hearings on Right to Health conducted by the National Human Rights Council in coordination with the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan.

"NGOs are the ears and eyes of the NHRC" - Cyriac Joseph, NHRC Chair

“NGOs are the ears and eyes of the NHRC” – Cyriac Joseph, NHRC Chair

I perked up at this point which came up after he talked for several minutes about the “players in the field of protection of human rights,” highlighting the role of the legislative, executive and judiciary branches of government and describing how and why the NHRC was constituted and what its mandate was.  He was to repeat this statement several times in the course of his 25-minute address, the latter half of which brought out a bit of the idealist in him. Continue reading

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