Log Your Complaint


The complaint procedure was established to address consistent patterns of gross and reliably attested violations of all human rights and all fundamental freedoms occurring in any part of the world and under any circumstances.

The complaint procedure addresses communications submitted by individuals, groups, or non-governmental organizations that claim to be victims of human rights violations or that have direct, reliable knowledge of such violations.

What are the criteria for a communication to be accepted for examination?

A communication related to a violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms is admissible, provided that:

It is not manifestly politically motivated and its object is consistent with the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other applicable instruments in the field of human rights law;

It gives a factual description of the alleged violations, including the rights which are alleged to be violated;

Its language is not abusive. However, such a communication may be considered if it meets the other criteria for admissibility after deletion of the abusive language;

It is submitted by a person or a group of persons claiming to be the victims of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, or by any person or group of persons, including nongovernmental organizations, acting in good faith in accordance with the principles of human rights, not resorting to politically motivated stands contrary to the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and claiming to have direct and reliable knowledge of the violations concerned. Nonetheless, reliably attested communications shall not be inadmissible solely because the knowledge of the individual authors is second-hand, provided that they are accompanied by clear evidence;

It is not exclusively based on reports disseminated by mass media

Complaint may be made to the ALL INDIA COUNCIL OF HUMAN RIGHTS, LIBERTIES & SOCIAL JUSTICE(AICHLS) by the victim or any other person on his behalf.

Complaint should be in writing either in English or Hindi or in any other language included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution. Only one set of complaint needs to be submitted to the ALL INDIA COUNCIL OF HUMAN RIGHTS, LIBERTIES & SOCIAL JUSTICE (AICHLS).

Complaint may be sent either by Speed Post or Faxed at Nos. 91-11-65152233  or through e-mail

No fee is chargeable on any such complaints.

Documents, if any enclosed in support of the allegations in the complaint must be legible.

Name of the victim, his/ her age, sex, religion/ caste, State and District and concerned Police Station to  which the incident relates, incident date etc. should invariably be mentioned in the complaint.

Following types of Complaint(s) are not ordinarily entertainable:

i. Illegible

ii. Unclear, unidentified or pseudonymous;

iii. Insignificant or frivolous in nature;

iv. The matters which are pending before a NHRC , State Human Rights Commission or  any other Commission or Any Indian Court

v. Any matter after the expiry of one year from the date on which the act constituting violation of human rights is alleged to have been committed;

vi. Allegation is not against any public servant;

vii. The issue raised relates to civil dispute, such property rights, contractual obligations, etc;

viii. The issue raised relates to service matters;

x. Allegations do not make out any specific violation of human rights;

xi. The matter is sub-judice before a Court/ Tribunal;

xii. The matter is covered by judicial verdict/decision of the Commission.

Where to send communications?

Communications intended for handling under the ALL INDIA COUNCIL OF HUMAN RIGHTS,LIBERTIES & SOCIAL JUSTICE(AICHLS) complaint procedure may be addressed to SECRETARY GENERAL - INVESTIGATION and sent to our Central Communication Address :


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