After a six-week-long summer vacation, the Supreme Court of India reopens to hear many important and sensitive cases including Congress President Rahul Gandhi contempt case, Ayodhya Babri Masjid land dispute, and Rafale review petitions among others. Click to Read - Times Now Europe's top Human Rights organization, The Council of Europe in Strasbourg, decides to … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| June| Week 4| 2019
The rising violence against the fraternity of doctors all across the country has been the center of all discussions for the past week. The inception of this uproar took place last Sunday at Nil Ratan Sircar (NRS) Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, where scores of hooligans came in and assaulted the junior doctors over the … Continue reading India Hit With Largescale Doctors’ Strikes: Healthcare in Shambles and Its Implications
A natural calamity is fearsome for any country and the one, that has been the worst to have hit India since the 2013 Cyclone Phailin really shook the state of Odisha to its core. The name of the Cyclone 'Fani', pronounced as 'Foni' was suggested by Bangladesh, meaning ‘snake’ or ‘hood of snakes.’ The category … Continue reading Cyclone Fani – Life Far from Normal in Odisha
The place she called Home Kashaf did not have the means to watch FRIENDS, and the few friends she had in the make-shift school in the Rakhine Province of Myanmar were also dwindling. Little did she know that her ancestors were disowned by the Myanmar Government way back in 1982. Her Ammi (mother) told her … Continue reading Dard-ae-Kashaf: Story of a Rohingya Child
What can really students do when the Universities fall like Lucifer fell? When the very University who taught them of Right to Freedom of Speech and Privacy decides to trample upon it? Rebel!
If there is a evil let's face it and make it a little less diabolic or if the will of "We the people of India" be to skill the sex-workers differently and provide them other opportunities and criminalize prostitution, then so be it! What is more important is that we act and not leave the issue in limbo and let the sex-workers feel the wrath of it.
Prominent Chinese Human Rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang sentenced to four and a half years of imprisonment for ‘subversion of state power’. Click to Read - The Guardian Post Three stellar Humanitarians, David Kritsun of Israel, Nfamara Jawneh of Gambia and Issa Sufyan Hussein of Iraq felicitated at the United Nations ‘15th Annual International Human Rights Summit’. … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round up| Jan| Week 4| 2019
Can a law criminalise an act after conceding that it does not result in a crime? It is the duty of the Parliamentarians to solve problems and not to create them.
We all have heard about infamous ‘Investigatory Powers Bill’ also referred to as “Snoopers Charter” which was passed by both Houses of British Parliament in 2016. India which will overtake its colonial power in terms of GDP in 2019 is all set to follow their lead with respect to surveillance norms. India’s Ministry of Home Affairs on 20th December 2018, by way of notification, has authorized ten central agencies and bodies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer”.
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana jointly report for maximum cases of Human Rights violation since their bifurcation, per the report of NHRC. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/almost-4k-cases-of-rights-violation-recorded-since-14/articleshow/67016472.cms 7 civilians, 3 militants and 1 soldier died in J&K as security forces engaged in an encounter in Pulwama. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/pulwama-3-terrorists-army-jawan-and-7-civilians-killed-in-encounter-protests/videoshow/67104783.cms Bangladesh Security forces alleged to be arresting and intimidating opposition figures and threatening … Continue reading Human Right Weekly Round-up Dec| Week 3 | 2018
Feminism is the belief in and support of the social, economic, political and educational equality of all genders. Feminists concern themselves not only with specific issues of violence against women but also, with the broader issues of education, reproductive rights, health, childcare, economic opportunities and pay equity and, the intersecting issues of gender, race, gender … Continue reading Constitutional inheritance of Feminism
A 22 year old sepoy, Rajendra Singh, succumbed to his injuries after a mob of violent protestors pelted stones on a military convoy in South Kashmir’s Anantnag. This was one of the several instances wherein military personnel are losing their lives and unfortunately we see no flag bearers of the soldiers’ right to life and … Continue reading A case for use of pellet guns in J&K
Article 21(3) of UDHR mandates that, ‘[T]he will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government’. Thus, a government which rules without the will of the people by misusing Constitutional offices can be argued to violate the basic human rights of the citizen. The most effective tool of political parties of … Continue reading Time to revisit anti-defection Laws: Party’s Dominance v. Legislators Conscience
This articles talk about the widening gorge between the black and the white community in US, fueled by selfish motives of the parties. This article also explains the exact match law and other shady tactics being used.
I refuse to pick up a rifle. I renounce all forms of violence- Jehovah’s Witness.
“the obligation to use lethal force might seriously conflict with the freedom of conscience and the right to manifest one’s religion or belief.”
In Jong-nam Kim et al. v. Republic of Korea, the Committee held that the right to conscientious objection to military service is inbuilt in right to freedom of conscience and belief and religion, sanctions exemption from obligatory military service to any individual if the same cannot be settled with his beliefs or religion.
Background You might have heard of Venezuela whenever there is a talk about oil and the fluctuation in its prices or, if you’re not familiar with that, you would’ve surely come across various posts on social media talking about how the country’s currency value is lesser than that of the widely popular World of Warcraft … Continue reading Venezuela – A Nation in Distress
Who are Musahar? Musahar, known for hunting and eating rats, are one of those communities who, by virtue of atrocities of caste based discrimination and untouchability, are most backward in social, economic, educational, political and religious fields and are deprived of human dignity and social justice. Musahar constitute 2.2 million populations and are the third … Continue reading Human rights situation of Musahar community in Bihar
World’s first facial recognition court case in South Wales warns police against privacy violations saying that “The algorithms of the law must keep pace with new and emerging technologies.” Click to Read – Independent UK Per the report of the United Nations, prisoners who have attempted to escape from North Korean jails have been publicly executed while other … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | October| Week 1 | 2019
Article 35-A granted special status to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir. It laid down rules regarding who can buy property or land, take admission in public colleges or be given scholarships, contest or vote in Legislative Assembly elections, etc. These privileges were given only to the ‘permanent residents’ of Jammu and Kashmir which is … Continue reading A MIRROR TO VALMIKIS: AN UNTOLD STORY
The UN Human Rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, cites the civil wars sparked by a warming planet and the plight of indigenous people in an Amazon ravaged by wildfires and rampant deforestation in order to establish that climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments we live in, but also on respect … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| September| Week 2 | 2019
Historically, India has endeavored to muster international solidarity to codify IHL and was naturally expected to vote for the accession of the Rome Statute but the Indian delegation pointed out some procedural and statutory flaws in the Statute because of which it abstained from voting and has consequently been an observer in subsequent meetings … Continue reading Why India is not and why it should be a part of the I.C.C
Democracies today are facing a new challenge: balancing the act of spycraft with the rights of privacy and freedom of speech and expression. Today, the United States is a massive world power because revelations about mass intelligence gathering by the US and its allies serve the useful purpose of advancing the national interest of the … Continue reading Dynamics of Democracy and Espionage
A week after the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 was notified giving the Central Government power to designate an individual as "terrorist", a Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court praying that it be declared unconstitutional. Click to Read – Live Law New Home Office data reveals that a mere 1.5 percent … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| August | Week 2| 2019
However, unfortunately, the abrogation of Article 370 has illegitimised all the rights of the Indian dominion over its one of the most prized possessions, the dawn of 5th August’19 has witnessed the dilapidation of a father figure to an assailant as the inherent constitutional morality of the Indian sovereignty has become subservient to the subjective morality of its Statesmen.
Despite Human Rights outcry, Bahrain executes three people convicted in two separate cases, one a case of “terrorism” and killing a police officer, and the second related to the killing of a mosque imam. Click to Read – The Guardian Romania’s Constitutional Court strikes down changes to the criminal code made by the ruling Social … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| July| Week 4 | 2019
Kosovo’s Prime Minister resigns after being invited for questioning by a Hague-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the 1998-99 war. Click to Read – The Guardian Cameroonian security forces alleged to have killed at least four civilians and raped one woman since mid-June 2019 during security operations in the North-West region. Click … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| July | Week 3 | 2019|
The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi issues notice to the Centre and states on a plea to specify and set up Human Rights Courts for each district across the country, as required under Sections 30 and 31 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. Click to Read – Live Law … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| July| Week 1 | 2019