General Charter & Principles

ICDR General Charter on Human Dignity, Social Justice for Establishing Dalit Rights in the Contemporary World

12471167291787003665Logo_of_the_United_Nations_(B&W).svg.hiThe ICDR, in its first International Governing Council on March 21, 2006, unanimously adopted the ICDR General Charter on human rights and social justice for establishing Dalit rights in the contemporary world, and was later affirmed by participants in the Washington, D.C. summit in 2008. This is the fundamental principle and policy beside the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, and other International Conventions. The Charter expresses the contemporary vision of the ICDR’s mission to be a leading organization where the charter stipulates, the ICDR has the capacity to promote the rights of Dalits and to integrate with the global human rights and social justice movement to establish and maintain Dalit Rights in the contemporary world. The landmark general charter is a powerful reaffirmation of ICDR values.