UN Acknowledgement

The following is a copy of the e-mail response from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), acknowledging receipt of the original complaint. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that every Kashmiri is free to send evidence to [email protected] to participate in the complaint. Similarly, any human rights groups and activists with evidence on India's human rights violations in Kashmir should contact them in the same way.

Full contact details alongside the official complaints procedure can be found here.


On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 11:19 AM,
CP OHCHR wrote:

Dear Dr Rita Pal,

The secretariat of the Complaint Procedure of the Human Rights Council acknowledges receipt of the communication you sent on 13 April 2016.

The substance of your communication will be considered based on a rigorous application of the admissibility criteria, as contained in paragraph 87 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1. You will receive notice to inform you whether your communication meets the admissibility criteria based on an initial screening. Kindly take into consideration the fact that a communication, to be deemed admissible, should address consistent patterns of gross and reliably attested violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and therefore, should involve several victims and a certain number of breaches spread over a minimum period of time, that are particularly inhuman or degrading in character.

You should note that, because of the large number of communications received, the procedure for consideration of a communications can take a relatively long time.

For more information on the complaint procedure of the Human Rights Council, see the webpage and the Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/ComplaintProcedure/Pages/HRCComplaintProcedureIndex.aspx

Yours sincerely,

The secretariat of the Complaint Procedure of the Human Rights Council