Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999 (Act 597) [Hingga 5hb Disember 2017]

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Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999 (Act 597)

[Hingga 5hb Disember 2017]


*Note: This book contains both the English and Malay version

An Act to provide for the establishment of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia; to set out the powers and functions of such commission for the protection and promotion of human rights in Malaysia; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Suatu Akta untuk mengadakan peruntukan bagi penubuhan Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia; untuk menyatakan kuasa dan fungsi suruhanjaya itu bagi pelindungan dan pemajuan hak asasi manusia di Malaysia; dan untuk mengadakan peruntukan bagi perkara-perkara yang berkaitan dengannya atau bersampingan dengannya.

Details Contents of Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999 (Act 597):

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM), an independent statutory agency tasked with promoting and defending human rights in Malaysia, was established by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999 (Act 597) statute. The law was most recently revised on December 5, 2017.

According to the statute, SUHAKAM's primary goals are to:

  1. Encourage respect for and awareness of human rights in Malaysia.
  2. advise the government on matters pertaining to human rights.
  3. Investigate and gather information about violations of human rights.
  4. Increase public awareness of human rights issues.
  5. Provide suggestions for preventing violations of human rights.
  6. Monitor the government's adherence to global human rights norms.
  7. Cooperate with other institutions and groups to advance and defend human rights.

The statute specifies the authority and duties of SUHAKAM, which comprise:

  1. receiving complaints and looking into suspected violations of human rights.
  2. conducting public hearings and inquiries into matters relating to human rights.
  3. making suggestions on how to strengthen the protection of human rights to the government and other groups.
  4. The Malaysian government is keeping an eye on how well international human rights treaties are being implemented.
  5. executing human rights-related research and public education initiatives.
  6. together with other institutions and organizations to advance and defend human rights.

The act also specifies how SUHAKAM commissioners should be chosen and composed. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the king of Malaysia, appointed the chairman and the other six members of the commission on the prime minister's recommendation. The commissioners can be reappointed for up to two further terms within their first three-year tenure.

By forbidding commissioners from holding any other public office or participating in any political activity while serving on the commission, the statute ensures the independence of SUHAKAM. Governmental removal of commissioners is likewise prohibited, unless it's due to incapacity, misconduct, or bankruptcy.

The statute outlines the financial administration and funding of SUHAKAM, which receives funding from the government to carry out its duties. The prime minister must receive an annual report from SUHAKAM on its operations and finances, which he or she must subsequently provide to the legislature.

In conclusion, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999 (Act 597) creates the HRCM as a statutory organization that is independent and tasked with advancing and defending human rights in Malaysia. The commission's goals, functions, commissioner makeup and selection, funding sources, financial management practices, and reporting obligations are all described in the statute.

Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act Contains:

Akta Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia 1999 (Akta 597)
Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999 (Act 597)


Find more statutes like Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act : Statutes


ISBN: 9789678926959
 
 

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