On the issue of working of United Nations Human Rights Council, India has expressed regret as things are getting more contentious and difficult.
India has gone on to voice concern over instances of politicisation of human rights as a foreign policy tool.
India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Tanmaya Lal mentioned that the Human Rights Council continues to expand with growing number of resolutions and decisions.
But he added that the effectiveness of its work is, however, not always clear.
He said more broadly, the global situation today is a troubled one, with growing concerns about the multiple challenges posed to the spirit of multilateralism due to ineffectiveness of the global governance mechanisms to find commonly acceptable solutions.
Lal noted that while the global discourse on human rights continues to evolve, fundamental contradictions remain.
The relative prioritisation of the individual versus State, national sovereignty versus international norms and universal versus culture-specific approach, all evoke differing opinions.
He further said while the work of the Human Rights Council continues to expand with growing number of resolutions and decisions, greater frequency of meetings and special sessions, the effectiveness of its work is, however, not always clear.
In June this year, India had rejected then Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s report on Kashmir in which he had called for an independent international probe into the human rights situation in Kashmir.>