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Police officers stand guard after a protest against a new citizenship law, in Lucknow, India, December 19, 2019. © REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

In India, minority groups such as the Muslim minority are subjected to serious human rights violations, including torture and extrajudicial killings. This occurs in a context of repression, systemic discrimination against minorities and near-total impunity for perpetrators. With no scope for justice within India, ACIJ works with affected groups and grassroots activists to explore alternative pathways to accountability. In 2019, violence intensified following the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act and the subsequent nationwide protests against the discriminatory new law. Protestors faced torture, inhuman treatment and in some cases extrajudicial killing at the hands of the police. In 2022, ACIJ and partners turned to Australia’s new targeted human sanctions regime to help challenge the ongoing impunity for these crimes.

Request to sanction Indian officials

The Australian Centre for International Justice fights to hold accountable those responsible for the most serious international crimes. It continues to be an enormous challenge.

We work with survivors of torture, sexual violence, genocide and war to research and develop strategies to fight for justice.

We are Australia’s first specialist legal centre providing strategic advice and representation to people seeking justice and accountability.

We take action against the impunity of those responsible for committing atrocity crimes. We all benefit by supporting communities in Australia and around the world access justice.

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