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QUESTION NO.1418 UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW

July 28, 2021

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1418
TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.07.2021

UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW


1418. SHRI M. SELVARAJ:
DR. A. CHALLAKUMAR:

Will the Minister of External Affairs be pleased to state:

(a) whether India will submit a mid-term report to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the status of implementation of recommendations received during its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR);

(b) if so, the details thereof including the timeline for such submission, and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) whether civil society will be included in the process of implementation and monitoring of UPR recommendations and the preparation of the Government’s next report for India’s fourth UPR; and

(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reason therefor?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) & (b) States and other stakeholders can, on a voluntary basis, submit mid-term reports to the Human Rights Council in respect of recommendations received during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This is not a mandatory requirement. In the case of India, the National Human Rights Commission has already submitted a mid-term report in May 2020 on the status of implementation of recommendations received during India’s third UPR.

(c) & (d) India believes in using the UPR national report drafting process as an opportunity to receive feedback on its laws and policies for advancing human rights. For this reason, India followed a broad-based consultative process in drafting the national report for the third cycle of the UPR that was submitted in 2017. During the drafting process, a series of national-level consultations were held with civil society representatives, national human rights institutions, line Ministries and academicians to aid in the identification of issues, achievements, challenges and constraints. A similar approach is likely to be followed in drafting the report for India’s fourth Universal periodic Review (UPR).

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