During HRC general discussions, panel debates and interactive dialogues with the Special Procedures, during the past three years, either as an HRC member or not, the State has joined:
Regional or subregional
Overall, as a HRC member, has participated in more than 10% of panel discussions, general debates and interactive dialogues.
Longest visit request not (yet) accepted by the State >
SR on torture, 1999
India presented voluntary commitments and pledges in support of its candidature for membership for the period 2019-2021 in August 2018. Key pledges include, inter alia:
At the national level, India pledged to: strive for the full realisation of all rights, including the right to development;
Maintain the independence and power of its NHRIs; Continue to foster transparency and accountability across government; Continue to nurture civil society space; Continue to pursue the necessary domestic actions to implement the 2030-Agenda.
At the international level, India committed to: Cooperate to help build other States’ capacity to fulfil their human rights obligations; Strengthen the work of the Council and further engage and cooperate with the body and its mechanisms, as well as with the Treaty Bodies. Continue to support international efforts to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance; Continue to support OHCHR, including through regular voluntary contributions.
Implement accepted UPR recommendations; Ratify the CAT; Continue to support the achievement of the SDGs.
An analysis of steps taken by India in fulfilment of its international pledges shows although India has a Standing Invitation, only 32% of all visit requests received by the Sate have resulted in an actual mission and the State has responded to only to 14% Special Procedures communications. India is still to ratify the CAT and CED. Regarding those treaties to which it is Party, India is yet to submit two of its periodic reports (CERD and ICESCR). India has been making voluntary contributions to OHCHR every year since 2008.