India and the UK will be up for review by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism of the United Nations Human Rights Council on 4 May 2017.

Ahead of the reviews fact sheets and UPR submissions concerning the situation of Dalits in the two countries have been prepared. The reviews are in place to examine the extent to which the two countries are upholding their international commitments on human rights. Dalit rights activists and organisations are urging states to act on holding both governments accountable to their obligations to combat caste discrimination.


Caste discrimination in India – UPR review 4 May 2017:

  • UPR fact sheet on caste based discrimination including follow up from the last review and recommendations – prepared by the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR)
  • Alternative report by The Working Group on Human Rights in India including concerns over Dalit rights on page 24.

Caste discrimination in the UK – UPR review 4 May 2017:

More information about the UPR mechanism