Human Rights in India

I can assure you that the UK maintains a continuous assessment of the human rights situation across India. It is because of the UK’s close relationship with the Government of India that difficult issues can be discussed, and concerns raised, where they exist. 

The UK engages with India on the full range of human rights matters, working with Union and State Governments, and with non-governmental organisations, to build capacity and share expertise to promote human rights for all. The British High Commission in New Delhi, and our Deputy High Commissions across India, also run projects promoting minority rights and regularly meet with religious representatives, as well as official figures such as the Chair of the National Human Rights Commission and the National Commission for Minorities.

The UK is a long-standing and firm supporter of the need for reform of the UN Security Council. A modest expansion in the permanent and non-permanent categories, that balances representation with effectiveness, is the approach that the international community should collectively pursue. This includes support for permanent seats for Brazil, Germany, India and Japan, alongside permanent African representation.

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