About Us

People’s Commission on Shrinking Democratic Space (PCSDS) is a national membership based body and formed with the objective to respond and advocate the issues of freedoms of opinion, expression, association, assembly, dissent, protest and all other rights, including harassment and criminalisation, of all HRD.

PCSDS believes that ‘Human Rights Defenders’ (HRDs) are individuals, groups and associations, committed to defend and uphold all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

GUIDING DOCUMENT

The political climate in India, as has emerged over the past few years presents a serious challenge in that it clearly fosters an aggressive and intolerant public sphere.

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We believe that ‘Human Rights Defenders’ (HRDs) are individuals, groups and associations, committed to defend and uphold all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

CHARTER OF PCSDS

HRDs being either organisations/individuals can become member of PCSDS if such organisations/individuals are committed to the objectives of PCSDS.

NATIONAL WORKING COMMITTEE

Our National Working Committee members are our greatest assets

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