Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Department

This department protects and safeguards the fundamental human rights without any distinction of creed, race or religion.The department formulates policies to foster equality, unity, peace and harmony among all citizens with compassion and care for the oppressed segments of the society. The department also refers and recommends investigations and inquiries in case of any violation of human rights.

The major functions of this department are:

  • To coordinate with public and private sector and institutions to promote human rights
  • To gather information, facts and reports on complaints and allegations of human rights’ violations
  • To visit police stations, prisons and jails, women and juvenile refuge centers, hospitals, factories and other Institutions and places to report to the competent authorities for necessary action against violation of human rights
  • Harmonization of laws, legislation and practices with the international human rights covenants and agreements
  • Administration of the following laws and the rules framed there-under:
  • Matters incidental and ancillary to the above subjects

Assets and Liabilities