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A human rights commission, also known as a human relations commission, is a body set up to investigate, promote or protect human rights.

The term may refer to international, national or subnational bodies set up for this purpose, such as national human rights institutions or (usually temporary) truth and reconciliation commissions.

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InternationalEdit

National or subnational bodiesEdit

National and sub-national human rights commissions have been established in a number of countries for the promotion and protection of their citizens' human rights, and most commissions are public bodies but with some degree of independence from the state. In other countries the ombudsman performs that role. The commissions below are state-sponsored except where indicated.

AfricaEdit

Country Commission Note
  Algeria National Consultative Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
  Bénin Benin Human Rights Commission
  Burkina Faso National Human Rights Commission of Burkina Faso
  Cameroon National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms
  Chad Chad National Human Rights Commission
  Democratic Republic of the Congo National Human Rights Observatory
  Egypt National Council for Human Rights
  Ethiopia Ethiopian Human Rights Commission
  Gabon National Human Rights Commission
  Ghana Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice CHRAJ
  Kenya Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Official body
Kenya Human Rights Commission NGO
  Madagascar National Human Rights Commission
  Malawi Malawi Human Rights Commission
  Mali Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme
  Mauritania Commissariat aux Droits de l’Homme, a la Lutte contre la Pauvreté et l’Insertion
  Mauritius National Human Rights Commission
  Morocco Human Rights Advisory Council
  Niger Nigérien National Commission on Human Rights and Fundamental Liberties
  Nigeria National Human Rights Commission
  Rwanda National Commission for Human Rights
  Senegal Senegalese Committee for Human Rights
  Sierra Leone Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone
  South Africa South African Human Rights Commission
  Sudan Southern Sudan Human Rights Commission
  Tanzania Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance
  Togo National Human Rights Commission
  Tunisia Higher Committee on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
  Uganda Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC)
  Zambia Permanent Human Rights Commission
  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC)[1]

Asia-PacificEdit

Country Commission Note
  Afghanistan Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission
  Australia Australian Human Rights Commission
Australian Capital Territory Human Rights Commission
  Bangladesh Bangladesh Human Rights Commission [1]
  Fiji Fiji Human Rights Commission No longer ICC-accredited
  Hong Kong human rights complaints are referred here
  India National Human Rights Commission of India NGO

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Kashmir Human Rights Commission UK-based non-governmental organization
  Indonesia National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM)
  Iran Islamic Human Rights Commission
  Jordan National Centre for Human Rights
  Korea, Republic of National Human Rights Commission of Korea
  Malaysia Human Rights Commission of Malaysia
  Maldives Human Rights Commission of the Maldives
  Mongolia National Human Rights Commission (Mongolia)
  Myanmar Myanmar National Human Rights Commission
  New Zealand New Zealand Human Rights Commission
  Nepal National Human Rights Commission (Nepal)
  Pakistan Human Rights Commission of Pakistan non-governmental organization
Kashmir Human Rights Commission UK-based non-governmental organization
  Palestine Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizen's Rights
  Philippines Commission on Human Rights (Philippines)
  Qatar National Committee for Human Rights (Qatar)
  Sri Lanka National Human Rights Commission (Sri Lanka)
  Thailand National Human Rights Commission (Thailand)

EuropeEdit

Country Commission Note
  France National Consultative Commission of Human Rights (France)
  Great Britain (UK) Equality and Human Rights Commission see also Scotland
  Greece National Human Rights Commission (Greece)
  Ireland Irish Human Rights Commission
  Italy Commissione per i Diritti Umani
  Luxembourg Consultative Commission of Human Rights (Luxembourg)
  Netherlands Equal Treatment Commission (Netherlands)
  Northern Ireland (UK) Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
    Scotland (UK) Scottish Human Rights Commission see also Great Britain
  Switzerland Federal Commission against Racism (Switzerland)
  United Kingdom Islamic Human Rights Commission non-governmental organization

AmericasEdit

Country Commission Note
  Canada Canadian Human Rights Commission
British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal
Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
Ontario Human Rights Commission
Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission
Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse Quebec
Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission
  Guatemala Guatemala Human Rights Commission US-based NGO
  Mexico National Human Rights Commission (Mexico)
  Peru National Human Rights Commission (Peru)
  United States United States Commission on Civil Rights
Idaho Human Rights Commission
Alaska State Commission for Human Rights
Illinois Human Rights Commission
Human Rights Commission of Salt Lake City
San Francisco Human Rights Commission
New York City Commission on Human Rights
Seattle Human Rights Commission
Sioux City Human Rights Commission
Salem Oregon Human Rights & Relations Advisory Commission
Numerous municipal "human relations commissions"
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission INGO

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