IPHRC follows the internationally recognized norms, standards and procedures for ensuring objectivity, independence and professionalism in the performance of its mandated tasks.
Each elected Commissioner is required to make a solemn declaration, before assuming responsibilities, for faithfully discharging her / his responsibilities with professionalism, truthfulness, independence, impartiality and integrity. In exercise of their functions, Commissioners are bound to uphold utmost professionalism, truthfulness, independence, impartiality and integrity whilst enhancing their moral authority and credibility, free from any kind of extraneous influence. Commissioners are barred from receiving instructions from any State, including their own, or any third party.
IPHRC has a number of unique features distinct from other existing mechanisms. With its Member States spread over four continents, most of them covered by their respective regional and sub-regional mechanisms, IPHRC is designed to work as a cross-regional human rights mechanism that brings together and promotes the universal character of human rights. It also has a global dimension as its multifaceted role extends to issues on international human rights agenda that equally affect the lives of human beings in Member and non-member States.
While working in cooperative manner with all relevant mechanisms, the Commission tries to avoid duplication, works on areas of complementarities and value-addition and focuses on the promotion and protection of human rights.