Reports by International Bodies

Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance submitted to General Assembly 73rd Session

The UN Special Rapporteur has once again raised the issue of possible statelessness of millions of people in Assam in wake of the exclusion of their names from the National Register of Citizens (NRC). This is part of a report titled Contemporary forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance that was presented before the UN General Assembly. (Read more)

Press Statement – Country Mission to India Christof Heyns, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions 19 – 30 March 2012

At the conclusion of the first ever country visit of his mandate Professor Christof Heyns, the Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial executions depicted a bleak situation in so far as the extra-judicial, summary and arbitrary executions are concerned expressing concern over the regime of impunity and strongly recommended India to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, Disturbed Areas Acts and other draconian laws as well as to strengthen the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and other institutions to arm them to effectively fight for protection of the right to life. (Read his statement)

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya, as she concludes her visit to India

NEW DELHI, 21 January 2011 – From 10 to 21 January 2011, I carried out a fact-finding mission to assess the situation of human rights defenders in India, and traveled to New Delhi, Bhubaneshwar (Orissa), Kolkata (West Bengal), Guwahati (Assam), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Jammu and Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir). (Read more)

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