About the Organisation
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India was established on 12 October, 1993. The statute under which it is established is the Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993 as amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006.
It is in conformity with the Paris Principles, adopted at the first international workshop on national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights held in Paris in October 1991, and endorsed by the General Assembly of the United Nations by its Regulations 48/134 of 20 December, 1993.
The NHRC is an embodiment of India’s concern for the promotion and protection of human rights.
Section 2(1)(d) of the PHRA defines Human Rights as the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by courts in India.
MADAD / Toll Free
For Complaints status, General queries
Phone No.: 91-11-24651330,
Email id ( for Complaints only ): cr[dot]nhrc[at]nic[dot]in
For Lodge Complaint / Track Status: Click here
Focal Point for Human Rights Defenders:+919810298900 (mobile)
Law Division (For Complaints-filing): 91-11-24651332
Administration Division: 91-11-24651329
Investigation Division: 91-11-24663304 (Group I),
91-11-24663312 (Group III)
NHRC TOLL FREE HELP LINE No. : 14433