Topic: Section 2. Amendment of Section 2

In Section 2 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 (10 of 1994) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), in sub-section (1),-

(a) for clause (f), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

"(f) "International Covenants" means the International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenants on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on the 16th December, 1966 and such other Covenant or Convention adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations as the Central Government may, by notification, specify;"

(b) for clause (g), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

'(g) "Member" means a Member of the Commission or of the State Commission, as the case may be;';

(c) for clause (i), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely:-

'(i) "National Commission for the Scheduled Castes" means the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes referred to in Article 338 of the Constitution;

(i-a) "National Commission for the Scheduled Tribes" means the National Commission for the Scheduled Tribes referred to in Article 338-A of the Constitution;