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  • Mamata questions utility of rights body before leaving for Delhi

    Mamata questions utility of rights body before leaving for Delhi

    "Where is the Human Rights Commission in Tripura? Where did the human rights commission go? The whole country has witnessed the assassination of democracy in Tripura. In such a BJP-ruled state, people are suffocating. Why are there no words about the Human Rights Commission and Article 355 in our case in Tripura. What has happened now?"

    November 23, 2021
  • 93.7% of S.Koreans consider climate crisis serious: Survey

    93.7% of S.Koreans consider climate crisis serious: Survey

    Duroo, a nonprofit organization of lawyers, and law firm Jipyong, which conducted the survey, said the government should make greater efforts to provide people with information on climate change's relations to human rights.

    November 7, 2021
  • Duterte steps out

    Duterte steps out

    Duterte-Carpio’s filing of re-election shortly after her father announced his retirement, did little to douse speculation that she has her eye on the presidency.

    October 6, 2021
  • Two contrasting faces of the sub-continent

    Two contrasting faces of the sub-continent

    The UNGA session also includes engagements for foreign ministers including multiple global forums, bilateral interactions as also press and media briefings to project the national image.

    September 27, 2021
  • UN and Myanmar

    UN and Myanmar

    The prevarication, that was palpable notably in Libya and Syria, seems set to resonate in the echo chambers of Kabul and further afield in the tormented land now headed by Taliban hardliners, just as it does in Myanmar

    September 27, 2021
  • Afghan recast

    Afghan recast

    With the induction of 17 new members, notably representatives from the Hazara, Tajik and Uzbek ethnic groups, the strength of the caretaker government has reached 50. In the first phase, that was announced on September 7, the Taliban had announced the names of 33 ministers

    September 24, 2021
  • Farooq Abdullah wants new Afghan rulers to respect human rights

    Farooq Abdullah wants new Afghan rulers to respect human rights

    Addressing the party workers at the Mausoleum of his father, late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, who died this day in 1982, Farooq said, "I hope the Taliban government in Afghanistan maintains friendly relations with all countries.

    September 8, 2021
  • Owaisi questions silence on atrocities on women in India

    Owaisi questions silence on atrocities on women in India

    Asaduddin Owaisi questioned human rights supporters' silence on the recent Kanpur incident in Uttar Pradesh where a girl was begging for mercy when her father was being beaten up in the presence of police.

    August 20, 2021
  • UN human rights chief ‘saddened, disturbed’ by Stan Swamy’s death

    UN human rights chief ‘saddened, disturbed’ by Stan Swamy’s death

    "His death follows repeated indignities that were heaped upon him by Indian authorities that failed to accommodate his disabilities due to Parkinson's disease requiring him to have to plead in court for a straw to sip with"

    July 6, 2021
  • A talk with Austin

    A talk with Austin

    Mr Austin is reported to have told the Defence minister that “as the two largest democracies in the world, human rights and values are important to us and we will lead with these values”.

    March 25, 2021
  • America is no longer a beacon for democracy

    America is no longer a beacon for democracy

    According to reports, security personnel managed to usher them into hiding about three minutes before the mob got there. An ongoing investigation of the break-in suggests the attack was part of a planned, coordinated insurgency to return Trump to the White House for a second term.

    February 10, 2021
  • Human rights violations increased in J&K after abrogation of Article 370: Farooq Abdullah

    Human rights violations increased in J&K after abrogation of Article 370: Farooq Abdullah

    The months that followed the August 5th 2019 measures saw a steep rise in the human rights violations of people in face of disallowing people to pray, blocking communication channels, snatching exclusive jobs rights of local youth.

    December 10, 2020
  • Last nail

    Last nail

    Hong Kong had last year faced months of protests by those who seek greater freedoms, but the movement was sought to be stifled, first, by harsh police measures and, when they appeared to be failing, through a new security law that criminalised “secession, subversion and collusion with foreign forces.”

    November 13, 2020
  • They, the people

    They, the people

    But there was hope that with the passage of time, the military would relax its grip and Myanmar’s democratic structures would gather strength. Certainly, there was hope that the vexed question of the Rohingya, deemed stateless in the nation they live in, would be resolved, substantially if not entirely satisfactorily.

    November 4, 2020
  • Prince under fire

    Prince under fire

    Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), the organisation Khashoggi had founded and headed until his death, is the other plaintiff and claims its operations and objective – advocacy of democracy in the Arab world - have been hampered severely by the murder. Both Ms Cengiz and DAWN are pursuing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Sultan and 28 others for damages in a suit that regardless of its outcome is likely to cause a flutter in the Saudi roost.

    October 26, 2020
  • UN & Hong Kong

    UN & Hong Kong

    Its severity can be guaged from the fact that Hong Kong police arrested ten people in August in their largest operation yet under the legislation.

    September 6, 2020
  • Pandemic heightens trafficking risks

    Pandemic heightens trafficking risks

    “Trafficking is the most egregious violation of human rights”, declared Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, at the turn of the new millennium, when the global body adopted a convention against transnational organised crime, and three protocols, one for preventing and punishing trafficking in persons, especially women and children, under the guardianship of the UNODC. So far, 177 countries, including India, have ratified it.

    August 28, 2020