The National Human Rights Society, Better known locally as HAKAM, our society is a human rights non-governmental organization (NGO) that works on human rights issues in Malaysia. HAKAM promotes, preserves and defends human rights in Malaysia. The society campaigns for the abolishment of laws that are inconsistent with human rights, addresses complaints about human rights violations and lobbies the government to ratify international and regional human rights instruments.

To promote, preserve and defend human rights and for that purpose:-

(a) to promote and encourage respect for and observance of individual and collective human rights that is to say, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, as well as to promote the recognition that every individuals has a duty to other individuals and to the community at large;

(b) to propagate the principles of human rights enunciated in the United Nations Universal Declarations of Human Rights; and

(c) to advise the Government to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, International Covenant on the Civil and Political Rights, Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and other United Nations, International or Regional instruments on human rights.

2. To campaign by lawful means for the repeal of all laws inconsistent with or repugnant to the principles of human rights and the rule of law and for the promulgation of legislation for securing observance and advancement of the cause of human rights;

3. To receive petitions or complaints from individuals and groups of individuals in relation to violations of human rights and to assist them to obtain redress, and to endeavour for the provision of legal advice and representation when necessary;

4. To undertake studies and research into the state of human rights in the country and to publish the findings thereof subject to such approval as may be required by law.

5. To initiate analysis of, and reflection on, those values and principles embodied in the various spiritual traditions in the country which are of direct relevance to human rights;

6. To liaise and cooperate with national, regional and international groups concerned with human rights.

7. In addition to any other powers given by this constitution, the Society may,

(a) purchase or lease any land or building required for any of the purpose of the Society;
(b) sell, surrender, grant, lease, exchange or alter any land or building as may be found to be most convenient of advantageous;
(c) raise funds and/or borrow money whether by way of bank overdraft or otherwise for such of the purpose of the Society as the Society may from time to time consider desirable;
(d) make rules governing the manner of convening general meetings of the Society and the procedure thereat, which rules shall be approved and may be amended by ordinary resolution at a general meeting of the Society; and

8. To do all such other things as are incidental to the achievement or betterment of the objects and purposes of the Society;

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National Human Rights Society (HAKAM)

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+603-2095 2122Phone Number
+603-2095 1322Fax Number
Established since 1989Year of Establishment
PPM-002-14-14061991Registration Number
B-01, Ground Floor, Block B, Kompleks Pejabat Damansara Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala LumpurAddress
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