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By improving its own record, and speaking up against violations globally, New Delhi can provide leadership

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Heads of state and their representatives take part in a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to address the situation in the Middle East during the General Assembly for the 71st session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New Yo

Item 4 General Debate – Oral Intervention

Under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government, Egyptians continue to face some of the worst human rights abuses in decades. The government’s zero-tolerance policy to peaceful dissent means that civil society organizations are under continuous attack,…

Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne,
 Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy.

126th session of the Human Rights Committee

We write in advance of the Committee’s review of India to highlight some areas of concerns regarding India’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (hereafter “The Covenant”). We hope our submission will inform your…
Schoolgirls participate in a protest rally against the rape of two teenage girls in Chatra and Pakur districts of Jharkhand state, in Ranchi, India May 8, 2018.

Khurram Parvez Was to Raise Concerns About Crackdown in Kashmir

(Geneva) – Indian authorities have detained a Kashmiri human rights activist after stopping him from traveling to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. Khurram…
Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar against the recent killings in Kashmir on September 7, 2016.

Oral Statement Under Item 6

Human Rights Watch welcomes the adoption of the outcome of the second Universal Periodic Review of India, which reflects a large number of important recommendations. We are encouraged by recent positive steps on human rights by the Indian government. …
There have been protests in Syria since March and after 41 years of repressive one-party rule, things seem to be coming to a pass. The movement for democracy has been sparked partly by the developments in Tunisia and Egypt and now, in Libya. Unfortunately…
A 13-year-old boy is allegedly tortured to death by security forces on suspicion that he was part of an anti-government protest. His broken body leads to anger and further protests. The government, claiming that the protests are being fuelled by foreign…

Joining UN Council, Show Leadership at Home, Abroad

(New York) - India should immediately implement its laws and policies to strengthen its human rights protections as a new member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch said last week in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.…
Dr. Manmohan Singh Prime Minister of India Re: India's election to the UN Human Rights Council and human rights commitments Dear Prime Minister, Congratulations on India's election to the United Nations Human Rights Council. UN General Assembly…
A classic diplomatic blunder at the United Nations on 11 February 2011 saw India's foreign minister, SM Krishna, mistakenly begin to read out the official statement of his counterpart from Portugal. It took a full three minutes for the error to be…