India: Joint Letter to Asia-Pacific Forum raising concerns regarding the Asia-Pacific Forum Conference to be hosted by the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRCI) in September 2023.

On 8 September, Amnesty International and five others organisations wrote to the Asia Pacific Forum raising concerns about the proposed Asia-Pacific Forum Conference of national human rights institutions of 26 countries scheduled to be hosted by the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRCI) in New Delhi on September 20-21, 2023. We are alarmed that the NHRCI has been chosen as the host of this prestigious conference, given its disappointing stance on grave human rights violations in the country in the recent past. We urge Asia Pacific Forum to reconsider their decision of choosing NHRCI as the host for the conference and also call upon it to adhere to the recommendations made by the Sub-Committee of Accreditation (SCA) and the larger civil society in India to fulfil its mandate to protect and support human rights in the country.

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