From our Member PVCHR, India – #UPR3INDIA and PVCHR
7 May 2017 3:27 pm
7 May 2017: PVCHR submitted its reports in UPR third cycle as individual and part of joint submission of 1 & 34.
PVCHR urged India to immediately implement the recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women following her 2013 mission.
PVCHR, JS11 and JS1 reported on the alleged widespread use of torture.130 AI reported that two-thirds of India’s prison population are pre-trial detainees, with Dalits, Adivasis and Muslims being disproportionately represented. JS14 stated that police and prison systems continue to function under laws enacted in the 1800s. HRW recommended that India implement police reform as recommended by the Supreme Court, including the establishment of a complaint mechanism to address police abuse, with JS27 recommending implementation of the Model Police Bill 2015. JS14 recommended that Boards of Visitors are constituted in all jails across states in compliance with the 2011 MHA advisory and remove undue restrictions on access to prisons from the 2015 MHA advisory and ensure legal aid clinics in every prison.