India and the UK will be up for review by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism of the Human Rights Council at the 13th UPR session in May. Both countries have been scheduled to take place on the same day, 24 May 2012.
IDSN has been part of preparing briefing notes and UPR submissions concerning the situation of Dalits in the two countries. The briefing notes include key recommendations and questions for states to raise in the interactive dialogues on 24 May. The two reviews present a major opportunity to examine and hold the governments accountable to their human rights obligations on the aspect of caste discrimination. You can find more information about the UPR mechanism, incl. links here
Briefing notes and UPR Submissions:
Caste discrimination in India – UPR review 24 May:
- UPR India 2012: Briefing note with key recommendations and question – Caste discrimination in India
- UPR submission – Coalition report by National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights
Caste discrimination in the UK – UPR review 24 May: