The National Human Rights Commission retained its ‘A’ status of accreditation with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) for the fourth consecutive term of five years, during the annual meet of GANHRI in Geneva. NHRC was presented the certificate to this effect on the occasion of the ongoing annual meeting of GANHRI in Geneva, Switzerland from the February 21 to 23 by Justice H L Dattu,Chairperson.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), India got ‘A’ status of accreditation first time in 1999 which it retained in 2006 and 2011 reviews. The accreditation is given after a rigorous process of review of the NHRI by the GANHRI through its Sub Committee on Accreditation (SCA).
GANHRI accreditation system:
The Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) is a is a global network of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) – administrative bodies set up to promote, protect and monitor human rights in a given country.It is a unique as the only non-UN body whose internal accreditation system, based on compliance with the 1993 Paris Principles and coordinates the relationship between NHRIs and the United Nations human rights system.
National Human Rights Commission of India:
National Human Rights Commission of India or NHRC deals and review acts of terrorism which inhibit the enjoyment of human rights and recommend appropriate remedial measures. It protects and promotes human rights also creates awareness of the safeguards available for the protection of these rights through publications, the media, seminars.
- The NHRC has retained its A status of accreditation with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) for the fourth consecutive term.
- A status accreditation also grants participation in the work and decision-making of the GANHRI, as well as the work of the Human Rights Council and other UN mechanisms.
- The Paris Principles Adopted in 1993 ,by the United Nations General Assembly, require NHRIs to protect human rights, including by receiving, investigating and resolving complaints, mediating conflicts and monitoring activities.
- The GANHRI or Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions adopted to improve the process includes a system by which NHRIs are reviewed on a periodic basis of 5 years also an appeal process for NHRIs to ensure greater transparency and due process.
- NHRC Member, Justice P C Ghose and Secretary General, Ambuj Sharma were present on the occasion when India has retained its ‘A’ status of accreditation with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, GANHRI in Geneva for the fourth consecutive term of five years.
The ‘Andijan Region’ of Uzbekistan and India have inked an agreement for cooperation in the pharmaceutical industry. Both India and Andijan area of Uzbekistan will develop cooperation in the implementation of a program for the production of pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical products and medical equipment in the Andijan region of Uzbekistan.
- Both sides “Andijan Region” of Uzbekistan and India have agreed to work together in principle on the issue of creating an Uzbek-Indian free pharmaceutical zone in the Andijan region and start joint development of a business plan for this project.
- Further both the sides have also agreed to work together in principle on the issue of creating an Uzbek-Indian free pharmaceutical zone in the Andijan region and start joint development of a business plan for this project.
- To create modern production facilities for the production of pharmaceutical products and medicines with high value ,The two countries have agreed to work together on the issue of attracting direct investments of Indian companies and Uzbek investors.
Significance of Pharmaceutical:
The Pharmaceutical industry discovers, develops, produces, and markets drugs or pharmaceutical drugs for use as medications. Pharmaceutical companies deals with variety of laws and regulations that govern the patenting, testing, safety, efficacy and marketing of drugs. They deal in generic or brand medications and medical devices.