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IDSN statements and recommendations at the UN Human Rights Council’s 42nd Session
IDSN has contributed to the UN Human Rights Council’s 42nd Session with two joint statements with Minority Rights Group International (MRG) on slavery and on safe drinking water and sanitation. IDSN also issued specific recommendations aimed at states and circulated by IDSN.
idsnnews  IDSN  statement  MRG  2019  news  caste  water_sanitation  recommendations  hrc  hrc42  UN  sr_water  slavery  sr_slavery  specialprocedures  special_rapporteurs 
october 2019 by idsn
Statement by Mr. Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council (OHCHR)
The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr Leo Heller, delivered a statement outlining his report on his country visit to India in 2017. He noted that caste-based discrimination has led to unequal access to water and sanitation services. India responded to this observation stating that the constitution prohibits any form of caste-based discrimination, which is a criminal offence, and according to India, “liable to harsh punishment”.
sr_water  UN  hrc  hrc39  caste  india  water_sanitation  water  2018 
october 2018 by idsn
IDSN engages with the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (IDSN)
IDSN engaged with the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), held in the Palais des Nations from the 10th to the 28th of September 2018. IDSN delivered statements, lobbied Member States and OHCHR staff and met with the High Commissioner and the NGO Committee. Read a summary of IDSN's interventions in this IDSN news piece.
2018  hrc  UN  hrc39  sr_slavery  sr_water  dalit  caste  slavery  water_sanitation  idsn  idsnnews  news  justice  women  dalitwomen 
october 2018 by idsn
UN experts condemn deadly police response to protest against copper smelting plant in India, call for probe (OHCHR)
Many Dalits were among the protesters when police opened fire and shot and killed 10 people protesting in India. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has reacted by calling for a probe and condemning what is seen as an unwarranted use of force by the police.
2018  caste  india  UN  specialprocedures  special_rapporteurs  ohchr  sr_executions  sr_water  sr_freedomexpression  sr_hrd  violence 
july 2018 by idsn
UN Expert criticizes India’s sanitation drive for exacerbating manual scavenging
The UN Expert on Water and Sanitation, Léo Heller, has stated that the failure to end the practice of manual scavenging in India coupled with the construction of more non-flush toilets, is contributing to an increase in the discriminatory practice of manual scavenging, where the lowest castes are made to undertake the duty of cleaning excrements from non-flush toilets by hand. The statement forms part of Mr. Heller’s official statement on his November 2017 mission in India.
manualscavenging  2017  idsnnews  idsn  news  un  sr_water  specialprocedures  special_rapporteurs  water_sanitation  India  indiakey 
december 2017 by idsn
Caste-based discrimination highlighted at the UN Human Rights Council - HRC27
The reports and statements of the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, Special Rapporteur on Slavery and Special Rapporteur on Water and Sanitation at the HRC27 session offered general, thematic as well as state specific observations and recommendations on caste-based discrimination.
un  caste  hrc27  references  hrc  sr_slavery  sr_water  high_commissioner  india  yemen  mauritania  Pakistan  slavery  dalit  key  specialprocedures  unkey 
october 2014 by idsn
Compilation of UN recommendations on caste discrimination (IDSN, 2012, Publication)
A comprehensive compilation of how caste discrimination and similar forms of discrimination based on work and descent have been addressed by the UN treaty bodies, Universal Periodic Review, and the Special Procedures. Prepared and updated regularly by the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN).
dalit  caste  good_practice  key  upr  sr_religion  sr_food  sr_freeassembly  sr_extremepoverty  sr_hrd  sr_water  sr_torture  sr_health  sr_housing  sr_education  sr_slavery  sr_racism  ccpr  crc  cedaw  cescr  cerd  un  sr_minorities  slavery  unref  recommendations  specialprocedures  sr_violencewomen  treatybodies  unkey 
june 2012 by idsn

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