In relation to our work, we conduct meetings with administrative and state bodies including District Magistrates, Sub-Divisional Officers, Block Development Officers and Panchayat members of different districts and villages of West Bengal. Initiating constructive dialogue with various Human Rights Institutions including the National Human Rights Commission is an integral part of our work. We also strive to initiate conversations with Superintendents of Police and Border Security Force, to come up with ways to ensure the security and dignity of citizens. We work in collaboration with domestic civil society organizations, human rights activists and academicians to ensure the access to fundamental rights and justice for all.


We consistently advocate with the United Nations regarding the human rights violations faced by the people of India, particularly those residing at the Indo-Bangladesh border and the State of West Bengal. This includes sending complaints to various UN bodies and Special Rapporteurs, making submissions to India’s Universal Periodic Review and sending reports to UN Special Rapporteurs on various human rights issues in collaboration with national civil society organizations. In the past, we have made submissions to the UN Special Rapporteurs on Violence against Women, Extrajudicial Executions, Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation and Torture. We have also participated in joint ventures against torture and extrajudicial killings with University of Bristol and Human Rights Watch. In addition to this, we communicate with international organizations such as World Organization against Torture (OMCT), FORUM-ASIA and Human Rights Watch regarding the human rights violations at the Indo-Bangladesh border in an effort to steer the attention of the international civil society towards these violations. We are a member of the Asian Alliance Against Torture, which is an initiative of Asian civil society organizations to combat torture in the continent.