Indian Bare Acts

THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACT, 1993

Title : THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACT, 1993

Year : 1993



For the purpose of providing speedy trial of offences arising out of violation of human rights, the State Government may, with the concurrence of the Chief Justice of the High Court, by notification, specify for each district a Court of Session to be a Human Rights Court to try the said offences:

Provided that nothing in this section shall apply if-

(a) A Court of Session is already specified as a special court; or

(b) A special court is already constituted, for such offences under any other law for the time being in force.



For every Human Rights Court, the State Government shall, by notification, specify a Public Prosecutor or appoint an advocate who has been in practice as an advocate for not less than seven years, as a Special Public Prosecutor for the purpose of conducting cases in that Court.

Last updated on August, 2016

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