On July 06, 2020, The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has set up an 11-member expert committee headed by Dr K S Reddy, president of Public Health Foundation of India to study impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on human rights of individuals, particularly marginalised and vulnerable sections of the society, together with migrant labourers & will also study the future response of the government.
Terms of Reference (ToR) of the committee:
- The panel would additionally suggest the future policy for the Centre and state governments.
- The skilled panel would study intimately the migrant crisis that had unfolded at beginning of pandemic from the general public well being perspective and the way it was addressed by the states.
Composition of the panel:
Other members of the panel include Dr Nimesh G Desai, director Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences; Dr Abhey Shukla, national convenor, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan; Maja Daruwala, special monitor (police and prison reforms) NHRC; Rajive Raturi, special monitor (rights of persons with disabilities) NHRC; HImanshu Rath, founder and chairman, Agewell Foundation; N B Sarojini, director SAMA; Enakshi Ganguly, co-founder HAQ; Dr Dipa Sinha of Right to Food Campaign; Dr Sandeep Chachra, executive director , Action Aid Association; Viraf Mehta business and human rights expert.
About National Commission for Human Rights (NHRC):
Headquarters– New Delhi
Chairman– Justice H. L. Dattu