The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO), in its Biennial General Assembly held in Chennai, re-elected Prof. A. Marx as its chairperson for the term of 2019-2021.
NCHRO is a leading human rights confederation in India involved in human rights education, fact-finding missions and campaigns to highlight the rights violations. It has Chapters in 7 states viz., Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu, Adhoc Committees in Uttar Pradesh East, Uttar Pradesh West and Madhya Pradesh, and some activists in Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal and Assam. The delegates from 11 states attended the meeting. According to NCHRO, it played a crucial role in highlighting the rights violations in the anti-Sterlite struggle and the fishermen issues in the Ochi cyclone devastation at Kanyakumari.
This biennial event provided a platform for many prominent human rights activists, intellectuals and legal experts to brainstorm about the country's human rights scenario. The Biennial General assembly is a place where important governance work happens, including the election of our National Executive Committee (Exco) and Office Bearers. Prof P. Koya, General Secretary welcomed the dignitaries. Prof A. Marx, Chairperson presided over the meeting.