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House of Nationalities

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Specialized body - Human rights

Committee on Fundamental Rights of Citizens, Democracy and Human Rights
(February 2016)

About

Nature
Temporary (ad hoc)

Members

Number of members
All MembersBelow 45 years of age
Total153
Men143
Women10
Political affiliation of members
Majority parties
11
Opposition parties
2
Independent
1

Chairperson

Chairperson: Sex
Male
Age: Chairperson is below 45 years of age
No
Political affiliation
Majority

Committee functions

Committee functions
Mainstream human rights into the work of (other) parliamentary committees and of Parliament as a whole
Yes
Scrutinise all Bills for their compatibility with human rights
Yes
Scrutinise the Executive’s policy for compatibility with human rights
Yes
Obtain information from the Executive about the justification for actions or inaction which affect human rights
Yes
Scrutinise State compliance with existing UN human rights treaties
Yes
Initiate inquiries of its own choosing
No
Scrutinise proposed human rights treaties, and other international treaties with implications for human rights, and report to Parliament thereon, prior to ratification
No
Ascertain and review the Executive’s reasons for not acceding to or ratifying existing international human rights treaties
No
Scrutinise the Executive’s response to judgments of national, regional and international courts with implications for human rights
Yes
Monitor the adequacy of the existing national system for the protection of human rights
Yes
Review the allocation and expenditure of funds in the State budget to support measures to promote and protect human rights
No

Committee working methods

Number of specialised staff to service committee
6

Cooperation and coordination

The Committee regularly cooperates and coordinates (e.g. through sharing of reports; meetings; joint follow-up action) with:
Other parliamentary committees
Sometimes
Civil society organisations
Sometimes
National Human Rights Institution(s) Often called “Commissions” and/or “Ombudspersons” in the area of human rights
Sometimes
Academic institutions, including research institutes on human rights and the rule of law
Sometimes
The media
Sometimes

Contact information for the Committee

Phone
+95-67591393