In advance to the HRC 37 session IDSN distributed its recommendations, referring to the High Commissioners’ on Human Rights reports, interactive dialogue with the SR on minority issues, and the Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan’s outcomes.

IDSN board member, Henri Tiphagne, spoke at two side events alongside the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, Michel Forst: Protection for human rights defenders in Asia: trends and reflections and Shrinking democratic space in India (supported by IDSN) on 1 and 2 March 2018.

During the HRC 37 session caste-based discrimination and the situation of Dalits were noted at: