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Statement of the Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN (WGHR)
Condemning the Arrest of Teesta Setalvad

The Working Group of Human Rights in India and the United Nations (WGHR) condemns the arrest and incarceration of one of our members Teesta Setalvad, the Secretary of Citizens for Peace and Justice (CJP). We believe that this illegitimate action of the Gujarat Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) arose from a reference contained in Supreme Court judgement …

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Condemning the Arrest of Teesta Setalvad
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WGHR Joint Stakeholders Report UPR IV (2022)

WGHR’s Joint Stakeholders Report submitted for India’s 4th Universal Periodic Review provides an overview of the human rights situation in India across a diverse range of thematic issues. The report presents the status with regard to recommendations made in UPR III (2017), a narrative section containing relevant statistics and substantive content and recommendations for UPR …

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WGHR Mid-Term Report (2020)

The WGHR Mid-Term Report presents a comprehensive overview of the implementation of recommendations received by the Government of India as part of India’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review (2017). The publication evaluates the situation with regard to the protection and promotion of human rights based on 15 thematic issues.

WGHR Joint Stakeholders Report UPR III (2017)

WGHR’s Joint Stakeholders Report submitted for India’s 3rd Universal Periodic Reviews provides an overview of the human rights situation in India across a diverse range of thematic issues. The report presents the status with regard to recommendations made in UPR II (2012), a narrative section containing relevant statistics and substantive content and recommendations for UPR …

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WGHR Thematic Factsheets (2017)

The WGHR Thematic Factsheets summarise the key findings in the Joint Stakeholders Reports for India’s 1st (2008) and 2nd (2012) Universal Periodic Reviews in a two-page easy-to-read format. The factsheets also cover the National Legal Framework, Issues and Impacts, Challenges to Implementation by thematic issue and provide recommendations. 

Monitoring Tool for Tracking Implementation of UPR Recommendations (2012)

The Matrix of Recommendations developed by WGHR provides a template for a thorough analysis of the monitoring of UPR recommendations received. The matrix features columns for possible interlinkages between the recommendations in question and other UN processes and standards as well as columns for the relevant government body responsible for implementation. 

The Human Rights in India: Status Report 2012

The Human Rights in India Status Report provides a detailed analysis of the human rights situation in India, by thematic topic. The thematic chapters contained within the report elaborate upon the relevant legal framework and provide case studies delving deeper into specific issues. The chapters include an analysis of the status of implementation of recommendations made …

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WGHR Statement on the FIR against CPSC- People’s Watch

WGHR urges the NHRC the take up the long pending case of WGHR member organisation CPSC – People’s Watch and calls for an end to the demonisation and harassment of civil society organisations through the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1986 (FCRA).

Recent NHRC appointments disregard the requisite processes and own commitment to reforms: WGHR

9 July 2021, New Delhi: The Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN (WGHR) expresses its disappointment and concern at the manner in which the recent appointments to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India have been made. The process does not conform to and is in contravention of the spirit of the …

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