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About WGHR

WGHR aims at ensuring better coordination and collective work amongst civil society organisations and other actors seeking
to engage with the human rights framework, including the UN system for the promotion and protection of human rights.

The strategies developed by WGHR aim at achieving the following:

  • Better monitoring of India’s human rights obligations;
  • Better engagement of civil society groups with UN mechanisms;
  • Better engagement of civil society groups with the government; and
  • Greater coordination and collaboration amongst civil society groups and other relevant actors.

Members of WGHR:

Subscribe to all international human rights instruments, including the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
international covenants and conventions, declarations, guidelines and general comments by treaty bodies; and uphold international human rights
principles, including, indivisibility of human rights, non-discrimination, gender equality, participation, progressive realisation and non-retrogression.