People's Right to Safety

The Delhi Declaration On People's Right to Safety was adopted at the 5th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control , New Delhi, 8th March 2000. Draft of the Charter on People's Right to Safety was available at this site since then. Based on comments received a Draft Convention on People's Right to Safety was prepared. This draft was discussed at a pre-conference Workshop on People's Right to Safety in Montreal on 11th May 2002 before the 6th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control held in Montreal 12-15 May 2002. The draft was finalized at the workshop and circulated to all participants at the Conference and comments invited. The draft was finalized based on comments received and put up for adoption at the closing ceremony of the conference. The document was adopted as a declaration by the participants of the conference at the closing session.

The Declaration on People's Right to Safety is now available for discussion by all human rights and injury prevention and safety promotion groups. The document may be reproduced electronically or print and distributed for discussion with attribution. Please inform us every time you do so.

Comments on the document are welcome. Suggestions on how to take this forward so that right to safety can be endorsed by the United Nations may be sent to the undersigned.

Dinesh Mohan
Professor Emeritus
Transportation Research & Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP)
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016, INDIA
Tel: 91-11-26591147, 26596361
Fax: 91-11-26858703
Email at: right_to_safety@rediffmail.com
Tapan Bose
Secretary General
South Asia Forum for Human Rights
G.P.O. Box 12855
Kathmandu, NEPAL
Tel: 977-1-541026
Fax: 977-1-527852
Email at: right_to_safety@rediffmail.com

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