General Powers and Functions
According to Section 11 of MMAA 288, the Regional Human Rights Commission are given different powers and functions.
Investigative Powers and Functions
According to Section 12 of MMAA 288,The Regional Human Rights Commission shall exercise primary and original jurisdiction to investigate on complaint, cases of human rights violations within the Autonomous Region to include civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.
Monitoring Powers and Functions
According to Section 21 of MMAA 288,In the exercise of its mandate to monitor the Government's compliance with its international human rights treaty obligations.
Education and Advocacy
According to Section 24 of MMAA 288,The Regional Human Rights Commission shall undertake a program of human rights promotion and advocacy through education and training.
Other Powers and Functions
Witness Protection Program
Financial Assistance Program
Legal Assistance Program
Protection of OFW's and Migrants
Creation of Ad Hoc Truth Commissions
Issuance of Certificates
Appeals; Prohibition against Injunctions
Immunity from Harrassment Suits; Dismissal