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Overview of the UN HR Protection System

India and the Human Rights Council (HRC)

India’s Pledges at the UN General Assembly and comparative analysis

1. Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

India’s first UPR, 2008

  • India’s National Report
  • Summary by the OHCHR
  • Compilation by the OHCHR
  • Report of the Working Group on the UPR

India’s second UPR, 2012

Annexes to the National Report – 123

India’s III  UPR, 2017

Stakeholder’s Report


Civil Society Organisation

Joint Submission Reports

Information and Guidelines

Review of the work and functioning of the HRC

Guidelines for stakeholders on the UPR

2. Special Procedures

Introduction to the Special Procedures

Press release and reports of Special Rapporteurs’ (SR) missions to India:

Press release of SR on human rights defenders (2011)

Report of SR on toxic waste (2010)

Report of SR on freedom of religion or belief (2008)

Report of SR on the right to health (2007)

Report of SR on Myanmar to India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand (2006)

Report of SR on the right to food (2005)

Report of SR on violence against women (2000)

India and the Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Introduction to Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Human Rights Committee (HRC)

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Concluding Observations of Special CEDAW session on Gujarat

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Each of the above sections contains the following: (i) Treaty, (ii) India’s Declarations/Reservation (if applicable) (iii) Latest Concluding Observations of the Treaty Body on India and (iv) Current Members of Treaty Bodies.