Tag: human rights

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  • Another dictator may escape justice

    Another dictator may escape justice

    Gambia's exiled former president is unlikely to face the consequences of his human rights abuses, highlighting the problem of prosecuting former dictators, says Sophie Gallop.

    July 11, 2019
  • Decriminalising defamation

    Decriminalising defamation

    The fact is that the law of criminal libel has for the most part been a cause of harassment, mostly of members of the Fourth Estate, who are routinely and often tendentiously arraigned in remote locations on charges of such defamation.

    April 9, 2019
  • A tale of two countries

    A tale of two countries

    Parallel claims to governance in Venezuela now and Sri Lanka earlier raised ticklish issues of international law

    February 28, 2019
  • Retired Justice CS Dharmadhikari of Emergency fame passes away

    Retired Justice CS Dharmadhikari of Emergency fame passes away

    Justice Chandrashekhar Shankar Dharmadhikari, who delivered a landmark verdict during the Emergency on human rights, died at a private hospital following a brief illness

    January 3, 2019
  • Pakistan’s battle for free speech

    Pakistan’s battle for free speech

    The notifications being sent recently to all TV channels seem to suggest that only state-sanctioned propaganda is favoured, with an emphasis on not broadcasting items that “do not build a positive image of the country”.

    December 25, 2018
  • Protection of rights and protector’s rights

    Protection of rights and protector’s rights

    In order to ensure that Rule of Law triumphs, it is essential that basic human rights are respected, says Biswajit Chakraborty.

    December 13, 2018
  • Frivolity marks Nepal diplomacy

    Frivolity marks Nepal diplomacy

    Analysing the complexities that swirl around Nepal’s bilateral relations with India demands treatment detached from prejudice, presumptuousness and political expediency.

    December 8, 2018
  • German activist terms human rights situation in Tibet as critical

    German activist terms human rights situation in Tibet as critical

    Barbel Kofler expressed deep concern about the human rights situation in China and emphasised that ‘it has become more serious in recent years.’

    December 6, 2018
  • Trade truce

    Trade truce

    Washington’s economic reprisal against Beijing has merely been staved off.

    December 5, 2018
  • Voice of the Refugee

    Voice of the Refugee

    There is almost a collective sense of spurious satisfaction in Myanmar over the refusal of the 700,000 Rohingyas to return from the squalid camps of Bangladesh. Equally, much as it hoped to start the repatriation very shortly, there is little doubt that the government in Dhaka must be sorely disappointed ~ a month before the …

    November 19, 2018
  • Bangladesh continues efforts to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar

    Bangladesh continues efforts to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar

    Bangladesh officials on Thursday travelled to several camps in the western part of the country but did not find any refugee willing to return to Myanmar.

    November 16, 2018
  • Exploited despite the law

    Exploited despite the law

    While the right against exploitation is comprehensive, abuses persist all over India, writes Nirmalendu Bikash Rakshit.

    November 15, 2018
  • Pakistan: Malice of fact and law

    Pakistan: Malice of fact and law

    Setting aside the convictions of more than 70 people tried by Pakistani military courts, the High Court ruled that the proceedings were a sham, says Reena Omer.

    November 15, 2018
  • Bangladesh plans to repatriate Rohingyas from Thursday

    Bangladesh plans to repatriate Rohingyas from Thursday

    The two governments agreed to repatriate 2,251 of over 700,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh camps, in the first of a phased process.

    November 13, 2018
  • Six years and counting…

    Six years and counting…

    This December, it will have been six years since Nirbhaya underwent the horrific gang rape in 2012 that resulted in her death. Six excruciatingly long years during which her parents have had to battle grief every moment; yet have pulled themselves together and bravely and steadfastly continued the quest to keep their promise to their …

    November 11, 2018
  • Facebook promises more action to curb hate speech in Myanmar

    Facebook promises more action to curb hate speech in Myanmar

    In Myanmar, "Facebook has become a means for those seeking to spread hate and cause harm, and posts have been linked to offline violence", according to the assessment by BSR.

    November 6, 2018
  • Two teenaged sisters murdered in Pakistan honour killing

    Two teenaged sisters murdered in Pakistan honour killing

    So far this year, 938 women and men have been victims of honour killings in the country, according to the non-profit Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

    November 5, 2018