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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|

UN Expert on Extreme Poverty Presents his Visit Report to Nepal, highlighting his concerns about Dalits and their susceptibility to poverty

The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, Olivier de Schutter, presented to the Human Rights Council his visit report to Nepal, which took place from 29 November to 9 December 2021. His visit was […]

June 29th, 2022|United Nations|

Recommendations for the 49th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council

In connection with their participation in the 49th Human Rights Council session, states are encouraged to consider the ongoing and systemic practice of discrimination based on work and descent, also known as caste-based discrimination, […]

February 24th, 2022|United Nations|

European Parliament calls for the EU to intensify efforts at the UN to eliminate caste discrimination 

The International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament’s annual report on human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter.

The European Parliament’s report […]

January 14th, 2022|European Union|