New Delhi: NHRC, India Chairperson, Justice Arun Mishra has been elected as a Member of the Asia Pacific Forum, APF Governance Committee as well as a Member of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, GANHRI Bureau in the 27th online Annual General Meeting of APF.
Prior to the voting today, addressing the representatives of the NHRIs of the Asia Pacific Region, Justice Mishra said that he strongly believed in the joint efforts and taking along all on the board to work together globally to implement efficient strategic plans, involving constitutional, human rights and legal issues for expanding the ambit and reach of the rights in the spirit of “ Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” i.e. the entire world is our family.
The APF Governance Committee is elected by APF Councilors, representing ‘A status’ National Human Rights Institutions in the Asia Pacific region. The role of the five-member APF Governance Committee is to consider and make recommendations to the APF General Assembly on a range of issues for the promotion and protection of human rights.
The GANHRI is one of the largest human rights networks worldwide. The GANHRI Bureau is the executive committee (board of directors) comprising 16 members, 4 from each of the GANHRI regional networks of Africa, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, and Europe. It is responsible for GANHRI’s overall functions including the development of organizational policies and procedures implementation of programs and activities. Importantly, the Bureau is responsible for decisions on the accreditation of members.