The two-day Conference of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) of Asia Pacific concluded by adopting the “Delhi Declaration”, said National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in a statement. NHRC India Chairperson Justice Arun Mishra worked with his counterparts from Asia Pacific countries and built a consensus on the Delhi Declaration, which was appreciated and acknowledged by all the delegates, it added in the statement released on September 21.
“This declaration marked the celebration of significant milestones, including the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the 30th anniversary of the Paris Principles pertaining to the status of NHRIs, and the 25th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders,” the statement said.
Earlier, on September 20 President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the two-day conference of the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) of Asia Pacific and said that India and other nations of the Asia Pacific are civilizational protectors of human rights and can play a role in evolving an international consensus on related issues. Drawing attention to the issue of climate change impacting human rights, she exhorted to conserve and enrich nature before it is too late.
She was inaugurating the two-day conference of the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) of Asia Pacific organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Forum at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
(with inputs from ANI)