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Section 1 Protection of Human Rights Act 1993: Short title, extent & commencement

Section 1 (Short title, extent and commencement) under Chapter I (Preliminary) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 —

❝(1) This Act may be called the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.

(2) It extends to the whole of India:

 Provided that it shall apply to the State of Jammu and Kashmir only in so far as it pertains to the matters relatable to any of the entries enumerated in List I or List III in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution as applicable to that State.

(3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 28th day of September, 1993.❞


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Preamble of the Act: An Act to provide for the constitution of a National Human Rights Commission, State Human Rights Commissions in States and Human Rights Courts for better protection of human rights and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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Notes:

The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 (No. 10 of 1994) was amended by:
- the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2000 (No. 49 of 2000) (w.e.f. 11-12-2000);
- the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 43 of 2006) (w.e.f. 23-11-2006).

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