CSCHR nominee is National Focal Point for India of the Commonwealth Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Rights (CIPLC Rights)
The Secretariat of the Commonwealth Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Rights (CIPLC Rights) has registered Mr. Jiten Yumnam, Joint Secretary of the Citizens Concern for Dams and Development (CCDD) based in Manipur in India’s North East, a key constituent member of CSCHR, as National Focal Point for India.
The CIPLC Rights was established as a result of a recently held Commonwealth UPR for the Caribbean, and also because the 53 Member States of the Commonwealth constitute the largest grouping of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in the world. The Commonwealth already has its international structure and the CIPLC Rights wishes to promote the full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in the affairs of the Commonwealth, in addition to the monitoring of, and reporting on the Member States’ obligations to International Human Rights Instruments.
NGOs in India interested in the full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in the affairs of the Commonwealth, and follow up to the implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) regarding the Universal Periodic Review (first and second cycles) of India, whose second cycle review is due this year in the 13th session (1st semester) of the UNHRC from 21 May to 4 June 2012, may please contact the National Focal Point of India directly by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +91 9774328712. You may also write to the Coalition at <email@example.com> if you need an urgent response.