What We do

Emerging Powers and Human Rights

In recent years, there has been an intense push from emerging economic powers to play a greater role at the world stage through bodies like the UN Security Council. CHRI has started observing the performance on human rights issues of some of those who are making this claim. We believe that reform of global institutions is necessary to reflect the changing dynamics of the world we live in. However, this reform should not just reflect the new economic multi-polarity but also the commitment of those who seek to be a part of these reformed bodies, to carry out responsibilities that are expected of global leaders, like upholding human rights.

CHRI monitors one such grouping of emerging powers – the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Dialogue Forum. CHRI advocates for IBSA to adopt a human rights agenda and has been pursuing information on the effectiveness of the IBSA trust fund using right to information laws.