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Re: [IHRO] FW: [WGHR] - Group ids - Invitation for the release of WGHR Monitoring Tool and a Panel Discussion

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  • Kirity
    Thanks Henri for this invitation. But what you said about WGHR is half truth. MASUM was involved with WGHR from its birth. In almost all the activities of
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 14 5:52 PM
      Thanks Henri for this invitation. But what you said about WGHR is half truth. MASUM was involved with WGHR from its birth. In almost all the activities of WGHR, MASUM participated actively. But sorry to say, application for membership is lying in the waste paper basket of WGHR for more than 3 years, never discussed.

      MASUM thinks that WGHR is a very useful organisation to intervene with UN mechanism in India, but it is not a democratic organisation with accountability.
      On 22nd we can't attend because of prefixed programme. Wish success. Please send us a copy of the book, if possible.
      With warm solidarity
      Sent from BlackBerry® on Airtel

      From: "Henri Tiphagne" <henri@...>
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      Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:40:58 +0530
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      Subject: [IHRO] FW: [WGHR] - Group ids - Invitation for the release of WGHR Monitoring Tool and a Panel Discussion



      Dear Colleagues,  


      I wish to bring to your kind attention an invite from the WGHR for an event in Delhi. This is part of WGHR’s post UPR work of continuous monitoring of the UPR recommendation to the Government of India and it wishes to do this as a joint action with all other human rights groups across the country – small and big, networks, campaigns, institutions who are interested to join us in this effort.


      Those groups who are engaged in at the grassroots – event at the Panchayat or block or district levels with work related to:

      1.       Economic, social and cultural rights and right to development [ right to adequate housing and land, right to food, right to health, right to water and sanitation, right to trade and investment agreements,  right to work and labor rights, right to education, right to information act and corruption;

      2.       Militarization and Security – Laws and Apparatus [ Special security laws, custodial torture, enforced disappearances, extra judicial killings conflict, Conflict Widows, Arbitrary Arrest and Detention, Excessive Powers of the Armed Forces and the police, Disproportionate Use of Force, Sexual Violence, Legal Immunity, Militarism and Denial of Economic, Social and Economic Rights, Occupation of  Public Infrastructure and Private Land, Conflict Induced Internal Displacement.

      3.       Access to Justice

      (Barriers to Access to Justice) Regressive Laws, Violations by the Police Resistance to Reform, Judiciary; Vacancies and Judicial Delay, Excessive Pre-Trial Detention, Prisons, Custodial Torture, Immunity and Lac of Accountability, Inadequate Legal Aid and Assistance, Lack f Witness Protection Programme, Death Penalty.

      (Discrimination in Access to Justice) Women, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and intersex, Children, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Persons with Disabilities, Religious Minorities, Refugees, Human Rights Defenders.

      4.       National and International Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights. [ National Human Rights Institutions, International Human Rights Mechanisms.]  

      are welcome to join with WGHR in this process of grass root level monitoring of the implementation [ read non-implementation ] of these recommendations.

      We are not in possession of all addresses of such interested organizations and hence this mail is being sent to you all with the hope that you will assist us by passing it on to the relevant organizations that need to be there for the release of this monitoring tool to express their interest in joining this collective national process.  

      Kindly do therefore treat this as a very personal invite to be there for this event [ details of which can be found below ] and do address a line to Mr. Vikash, our senior research fellow at the WGHR secretariat confirming your participation. vikash@....   


      In case you cannot be present because you are not in Delhi but would still like to join the UPR monitoring process in your own local area and contribute with the details from your area of functioning, do communicate to Mr. Vikash as well.


      The WGHR Annual Report on human rights will give your more details of  the work that we have done collectively with many others in the UPR process till now.


      Looking forward to your participation in the 22nd August  function and a longer collaboration on the UPR monitoring process,


      I remain in solidarity,


      Henri Tiphagne







      WGHR cordially Invites you to the


      Panel Discussion on


      Status of Universal Periodic Review recommendations made to India, tracking their implementation towards mid-term review and way forward




      Release of


       WGHR Monitoring Tool to track the implementation of UPR recommendations





      Justice Madan B. Lokur, Supreme Court of India


      Justice V Gopal Gawda, Supreme Court of India


      Shri Wajahat Habibullah, (Chairperson) National Commission for Minorities


      Shri Satyabrata Pal, (Member) National Human Rights Commission


      Ms. Jashodhra Dasgupta, National Alliance for Maternal Health and Human Rights (NAMHHR)



      Time: 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm


      Date: 22 August 2013


      Venue: Conference Room no.1, First Floor, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi.


      Tea/Snacks: 3.45 pm to 4.00 pm



      (WGHR has been developing a Monitoring tool, with the inputs received from various stakeholders, to follow up the implementation of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations made to India during the first and second cycle. The UPR is a unique process conducted by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), the UN’s highest intergovernmental policy-making body on human rights. UPR is a peer review process, whereby all 193 UN Member States are examined every four and a half years, and monitor each other’s human rights record. The ultimate goal of the UPR is the improvement of the human rights situation in every country.)


      Kindly spread this invite to your larger network.


      We would appreciate if you could confirm your participation for the event by 19 August 2013.


      Warm regards,




      Vikash kumar

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