India

The preamble of the Indian Constitution declared India to be a ‘Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic.’ The Constitution of India provides for equality before the law under Article 15(1), which observes that ‘The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them.’ Article 15(3) gives scope for affirmative action for women and states, ‘Nothing in this Article shall prevent the State from making any special provision for women and children.’

Reports submitted by India to the CEDAW Commitee and Concluding Observations

Initial report
CEDAW Committee’s concluding comments on the initial report

Combined second and third periodic report
CEDAW Committee’s concluding observations on the combined second and third report

Combined fourth and fifth periodic report
CEDAW Committee’s concluding observations on the combined fourth and fifth report 

Exceptional Report of India on issues related to the impact of the Gujarat incident of 2002 on women

CEDAW Committee’s concluding observations on the Exceptional Report of India on issues related to the impact of the Gujarat incident of 2002 on women

 

 


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