Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) is a civil rights’ group comprised of advocates, social activists and grassroots para- legal social workers dedicated to using the legal system to protect and advance the civil and human rights in India. APCR, a non- profit and governmental civil rights’ group was set up in 2006 to defend the rights of the underprivileged sections of the society.
APCR is committed to the protection of society from violation of human rights, Illegal detentions, custodial deaths, fake encounters, false cases on the behest of political exigencies, unprovoked firing on demonstrators, criminal negligence of officials and public servants at the time of natural and manmade calamities and consumer frauds by local manufacturers and service providers and Multinational Companies.
APCR conducts training workshops on criminal law and human rights issues, investigates in to cases of human rights’ violations, undertakes cases of public interests with a view to bring about a comprehensive change in criminal justice system, addresses issues of prisoners rights, keeps a watch over law making process to make positive intervention, involves in awareness of general masses and initiates campaigns on various sociolegal issues.
The network of APCR is spread over the length and breadth of the country. APCR is also working as a support group for the organizations and movements committed for the promotion of Justice and Equity in India.