Malaysia

SUHAKAM – The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia

Mandate

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) was established by Parliament under the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999, Act 597. The Act was gazetted on 9 September 1999. The inaugural meeting of SUHAKAM was held on 24 April 2000.

Functions

The functions of SUHAKAM are:

  • to promote awareness of and provide education relating to human rights;
  • to advise and assist Government in formulating legislation and procedures and recommend the necessary measures to be taken;
  • to recommend to the Government with regard to subscription or accession of treaties and other international instruments in the field of human rights;
  • to inquire into complaints regarding infringements of human rights.

Contact information

www.suhakam.org.my

humanrights@suhakam.org.my

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM)
11th Floor, Menara TH Perdana
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50520 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-2612-5600
Fax: +603-2612-5620