in Manipur and the United Nations

[A CSCHR report] Focus on AFSPA: Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya

CSCHR shares details of the presentation of the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya on the Mission to India (10-21 January 2011) to the 19th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. A CSCHR member delegate is attending this current session.

Margaret Sekaggya, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

Click the link below to see the UN Webcast of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya presenting her report, in which she said that the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act must be repealed.

Rapporteur on HR Defenders, Item 3: Interactive Dialogue – 16th Meeting, 19th Session Human Rights Council

Click the link below to see the UN Webcast of the response statement of the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, Geneva delivered by Ms. Kheya Bhattacharya.

Statement of India (Concerned Country)

Other oral statements addressing the report.

Amnesty International

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

CSCHR delegate to the current 19th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva shared the text of the Statement delivered by the Permanent Mission of India on Monday 5 March 2012 responding to the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya – Mission to India.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO READ THE FULL STATEMENT

Statement text of the Permanent Mission of India

In her final remarks, the Special Rapporteur stood by her Mission to India report’s contents as factual, and also invited the government of India to cross-check any content if it so wishes. She also informed the Indian delegation, that her meetings in India were well-organised, including a lot of collaboration and cooperation from the government. She further said that she met more than 300 human rights defenders during her visit. She also mentioned that Amnesty International had asked her how the Indian government have implemented the recommendations. In this regard, Mrs Sekaggya said that she would rely a lot on local organisations, initiatives and institutions to get the recommendations implemented.

Final Remarks Rapporteur on HR Defenders, Item 3: ID – 17th Meeting

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