Re: [IHRO] FW: [WGHR] - Group ids - Invitation for the release of WGHR Monitoring Tool and a Panel Discussion
- 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
KiritySent from BlackBerry® on AirtelFrom: "Henri Tiphagne" <henri@...>Sender: IHRO@yahoogroups.comDate: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:40:58 +0530To: <in-tn@...>; <in-kar@...>; <IHRO@yahoogroups.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <PWAP@yahoogroups.com>; <email@example.com>; <bharat-chintan@...>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <activism-news-network@...>ReplyTo: IHRO@yahoogroups.comSubject: [IHRO] FW: [WGHR] - Group ids - Invitation for the release of WGHR Monitoring Tool and a Panel Discussion
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:
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@....
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
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.