Mr. Justice H.L. Dattu, Chairperson, NHRC, India leads delegation of the Commission to Annual GANHRI and APF Regional Meetings in Geneva, Switzerland from 4th to 7th March, 2019 (05.03.2019)

New Delhi, 5th March, 2019

A delegation led by Mr. Justice H.L. Dattu, Chairperson, NHRC, India comprising Mr. Justice P.C. Ghose, Member and Mr. Jaideep Govind, Secretary General is attending Annual Meeting of Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, GANHRI and Asia Pacific Forum, APF, Regional Meeting at Geneva, Switzerland from the 4th to 7th March, 2019. The Meetings are organized to take a stock of the activities of the different NHRIs during the year and strategize future programmes for the promotion and protection of human rights.

The General Assembly today elected Dr. Carlos Alfonso NegretMosquera, Ombudsman of Colombia since 2016, as GANHRI Chairperson for a three-year term. From 2019 to 2021 and will take office in March, 2019. Dr. Carlos Alfonso is a lawyer from the Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, with a specialization in International Human Rights Law from the Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio in Spain. The General Assembly also elected Dr. Ali Bin Samikh Al-Marri, Chairperson of the Qatar National Human Rights Committee, as GANHRI Secretary.