India: Examination of Second Periodic Report by the Human Rights Committee (includes corrected internal title page)

Index Number: ASA 20/025/1992

This paper reviews the discussion by the UN Human Rights Committee, during its 41st session on 26/27th March 1991 in New York, about the practical application in India of those human rights guaranteed in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) which fall within AI’s mandate. The discussion covered, inter alia: derogation of rights guaranteed under the ICCPR during states of emergency; the compatability of specific laws with the provisions of the ICCPR, namely the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) and the National Security Act; allegations of torture and deaths in custody; and failure to bring human rights offenders to justice.

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