Commission nationale consultative des droits de l'homme
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The Commission nationale consultative des droits de l'homme (National Consultative Commission on Human Rights, CNCDH) is a French governmental organization created in 1947 by an arrêté from the Foreign Affairs Ministry to monitor the respect for human rights in the country. It may acts as counsellor for the government and propose laws, and then survey the application of governmental measures and laws voted in Parliament.
|Commission nationale consultative des droits de l'homme|
|Formed||March 17, 1947|
|Headquarters||20, ave de Ségur, Paris|
The CNCDH is under the authority of the Prime minister, and presided over by a director, Christine Lazerges, who can be summoned by the office of the P.M., or who can take the initiative in consulting with them. The 1990 Gayssot Act tasks the CNCDH of providing a yearly report on the state of the struggle against racism in France.
It is composed of
- state representatives, for the Prime minister and for each 17 concerned Ministers
- one deputy named by the president of the National Assembly
- one senator named by the president of the Senate
- members of the Conseil d'Etat and magistrates, which assured a juridical coherence to the CNCDH's advises
- one mediator of the Republic insuring relations between private persons and administrations
- representatives of 33 human rights NGOs
- representatives of trade unions confederations
- civil society personalities, representing for instance Catholic institutions, as well as Protestant, Muslim, Jewish, or university teachers, sociologists, etc.
- "experts" working in international bodies concerned with human rights issues
- Dickson, Brice (15 March 2012). The European Convention on Human Rights and the Conflict in Northern Ireland. Oxford: OUP. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-19-163027-9. OCLC 778339683. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
...following the establishment of France's National Consultative Commission on Human Rights in 1947.
- Asensi, François (14 July 1990). "Loi n° 90-615 du 13 juillet 1990 tendant à réprimer tout acte raciste, antisémite ou xénophobe | Legifrance" [Law #90-615 of 13 July 1990 for the Suppression of Racist, Antisemitic, or Xenophobic Acts]. Legifrance (in French). Journal officiel de la République française.
Art. 2 - On March 21st of each year, the date established by the U.N. for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights provides the government with a report on the struggle against racism. This report is immediately made public. Art. 2. - Le 21 mars de chaque année, date retenue par l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour la Journée internationale pour l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination raciale, la Commission nationale consultative des droits de l'homme remet au Gouvernement un rapport sur la lutte contre le racisme. Ce rapport est immédiatement rendu public.