An unconfident democracy, a suave dictatorship and a proxy candidate, 26 April 2006
Published: March 2013
ISBN : 978-81-88987-34-4
Price Rs. 795/-
On 24th May 2012, the United Nations Human Right Council reviewed India’s human rights record during the 13th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, Switzerland. This report provides information about the questions raised at the UPR session, the recommendations made by the member States from all the Regional Groups of the United Nations and analyses the responses of the Government of India. During the UPR examination of India in 2008, only 18 recommendations were made to India. Though India submitted its Action Taken Report, apart from extending standing invitation to the Special Procedures mandate holders, other recommendations remained unimplemented. During the UPR examination on 24th May 2012, over 80 recommendations (depending on the how the Secretariat of the UN Human Rights Council collates) were made. India has a mountain to climb.
India is coming up for reivew for the second time under the Universal Period Review (UPR) mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council during the 13th Session of the UPR on 21st May - 1st June 2012. As part of the consultation with the NGOs, the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has invited inputs from the NGOs on its Draft Universal Periodic Report-II by 20 January 2012. The “Draft Universal Periodic Report-II” of the Government provides strong impression that India has no human rights violations and therefore, the report is at odd with the reports of the National Human Rights Commission and various reports of civil society organisations including Asian Centre for Human Rights.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has started the Universal Periodic Review in April 2008. Asian Centre for Human Rights has been making stakeholders' submission on a number of countries as given below.