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:
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.
At national level, India pledged, inter alia, 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 international level, India committed, inter alia, 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 Council 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; and continue to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
An analysis of steps taken by India in fulfilment of its international pledges shows that, although it
maintains a standing invitation to Special Procedures, only around 30% of all visit requests received by the State have resulted in an actual mission. Moreover, India has responded to less than 30% of all Special Procedures communications. India has yet to ratify the CAT and CED. Regarding those treaties to which it is party, India is late in submitting many of its periodic reports. India has made voluntary contributions to OHCHR every year since 2008.