Describe the role of Non-Governmental Organizations

Four dimensional role of Indian non- governmental organizations for National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

In its very first report NHRC define four directions or area in which the Indian NGOs could be of direct help.

Firstly, NGOs have contacts at grass root levels with the local people. Hence, they are in a position to identify in a most effective manner, in Human Rights Violation, articulate them and seek justice from the NHRCs.

Secondly, the Indian NGOs have a direct and immediate bond with the general public; hence the NGOs can easily and successfully assist the NHRCs in investigating staff in human rights violations.

Thirdly, The NHRC expects the NGOs to undertake research and serious studies on specific problems and issues relating to human rights violations. Accordingly the NHRC has utilized the services of NGOs in examining the problems of child labour and bonded labour in our country.

Lastly, the commission encourages and utilizes the NGOs for organizing seminars and training programs and for creating and spreading human rights awareness amongst the people even at grass root levels.

Releasing in their report, the important role of NGOs, the NHRC has invited from time to time representatives of NGOs as well as leading human rights activists for open, free and front discussions on various issues and problems related to protection and promotion of human rights.