Programs & Trainings
The Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN (WGHR) is a coalition of 9 civil society organisations and 3 independent experts that works towards the realisation of human rights in India and aims to hold the Indian Government accountable to its national and international obligations. At the international level, WGHR seeks to facilitate Indian civil society’s engagement with the UN human rights instruments and mechanisms such as Special Procedures, Treaty Bodies and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
Since 2009, WGHR has submitted Joint Stakeholders Reports and Mid-Term Reports (MTRs) for India’s 2nd and 3rd UPRs (UPR II and III). These reports have originated through consultations with a wide range of stakeholders across India, both at the national level as well as regionally. WGHR published its most recent report, the Mid-Term Report for the 3rd UPR cycle, in 2020 and is working on the Joint Stakeholders Report for UPR IV at present.
WGHR and its members are active on a diverse range of human rights in India and frequently issue joint statements addressing human rights violations and relevant current affairs developments.