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IDSN members take part in training on interaction with the European Union

In September and October, IDSN ran workshops designed to help members and affiliates understand the EU mechanisms and how to best engage with them.

IDSN organised the trainings to make EU human rights bodies […]

October 13th, 2022|European Union|

Caste discrimination raised at the UN Human Rights Council

IDSN participated actively in the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, highlighting the need to tackle caste discrimination through participation at key events, interactive dialogues and oral statements.
On September 16, the […]

October 13th, 2022|United Nations|

Dalit woman appointed UN Special Rapporteur on Racism

IDSN welcomes the newly appointed Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Dr. Ashwini K.P., to the post.  Dr. K.P. brings with her valuable knowledge and insight on […]

October 6th, 2022|Dalit Women, United Nations|

Dalit rights raised at the pre-session for the UN rights review of India

Dalit activists gathered in Geneva to take part in the pre-session for the Universal Periodic Review of India – scheduled for November 2022. Rahul Singh, the Director of the National Dalit Movement for Justice-NCDHR, […]

September 27th, 2022|Dalit Women, India, United Nations|

The UN Special Rapporteur on Slavery highlights the deep-rooted and intersecting forms of discrimination as main causes of contemporary forms of slavery affecting minorities

At the 51st Regular Session of the Human Rights Council, Mr Tomoya Obokata, the Special Rapporteur on Slavery, will present his report focusing on the Contemporary forms of slavery affecting persons belonging to ethnic, […]

Recommendations for the 51st Regular Session of the Human Rights Council

IDSN has issued the following recommendations for the consideration of UN member states at the 51st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

 

August 19th, 2022|United Nations|

EU meeting with Ahmed Shaheed, the current UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief

In June, IDSN and a group of other civil society organisations met with Ahmed Shaheed, the current Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief, in Brussels. Mr Shaheed was in Brussels to meet […]

July 18th, 2022|European Union, United Nations|

Joint submission to the CERD Committee on the right to health

The Sexual Rights Initiative, National Council of Women Leaders (NCWL), Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network (DHRDNet), AWID, Her Rights Initiative (HRI) and IDSN have worked together to create a submission to the Committee on […]

July 15th, 2022|Health, India, United Nations|

Recommendations for the 50th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council

IDSN has issued the following recommendations for the consideration of UN member states at the 50th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

 

July 13th, 2022|United Nations|

Leave no-one behind: Addressing business-related human rights issues and exclusion of communities on the basis of caste and descent

IDSN and the UN OHCHR Minority section brought together an experts’ round table discussion to mark the 30th Anniversary of the UN Minority mandate. It was an incredibly rewarding two hours of discussion and […]

July 6th, 2022|Human Rights Defenders, United Nations|