The dossier compiles recommendations based on a comprehensive review of evidence from the Indian government itself, international lawyers, academic literature, and human rights reports. It incorporates inputs from various stakeholders, including human rights organisations and civil society, and draws from consultations and their outcomes like the EU-India People’s Roadmap. These recommendations aim to address human rights and human security concerns in the EU-India relationship, and more specifically, to issue recommendations within the context of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
The recommendations issued are the outcome of a structured civil society-organised consultation process in several phases across several years. We draw on the written outcomes of the EU-India People’s Summit of 2021, in which over 80 participants during 8 days of panel discussions and workshops devised the EU-India People’s Roadmap. The Roadmap sketches people’s blueprint of the EU-India relationship with human rights and human security at its core. Additionally, in August 2023, we convened a 2.5-hour consultation with 25 participants from civil society, academia and human rights defenders in August 2023. We also invited the written inputs of 70 civil society representatives from the EU and India.