Trustlaw, a Thomson Reuters legal program, conducted a poll in 2012 which declared Afghanistan as one of the most dangerous countries to be living in, for women. Half decade later, the situation has only worsened. This was not always the case. In early 1960s and 1970s, Afghanistan was considered as one of the advanced countries … Continue reading Tears from Afghanistan
The recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the American President Donald Trump and shifting America’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, has raised more tension in the already disturbed Middle East rendering U.S.A. the first country to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Genesis of Israel In order to understand the … Continue reading America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital: History & Repercussions
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
[The Death of Socrates] The recent mob lynchings that have been taking place in India, whether the cause be communal hatred or rumors of child lifting, may be an offshoot of democracy or mob rule, something that the Greeks had foreseen and feared. When we think of ancient Greece; among several of its great … Continue reading Democracy=Mob Rule?
The Inter Press Service on May 18th 2018 reported that 5.7 million children across Latin America are exposed and exploited for child labour and other forms of modern-day slavery. In particular Paraguay which has one of the highest rates of poverty has exemplified child labour. Brazil and Mexico are other regions where child labour refuses … Continue reading The Menace of Child Labour in Latin America
Colombia ended its 54 years long civil war on 24th August 2017, when it signed a peace deal with the country’s biggest leftist guerrilla group. The civil conflict has not left a single house in the country. As many as 220,000 have died, 25,000 disappeared, and over 7 million have been internally displaced from their … Continue reading Colombia’s Perpetual Hope For Justice
Rohingya’s are an ethnic group, the majority of whom are Muslim, who have lived for centuries in the majority Buddhist Myanmar. Currently, there are about 1.1 million Rohingya in the Southeast Asian Country. Nearly all of the Rohingya in Myanmar live in the western coastal state of Rakhine and are not allowed to leave … Continue reading Rohingya Muslims: Is India Obligated to Protect?
Human rights are an end in itself and not means to an end, Kant. In the past week two of the most cherished human rights in a democracy have been tweaked. Right to be represented in the parliament is one such right. Of late, this right has been exploited by the political class for ulterior … Continue reading Karnataka Elections: Exploiting laws & Curtailing Rights
Burundi, a landlocked African nation has conducted a public referendum to amend its Constitution on 17th May, 2018. The referendum which is marred with blood of the innocent is speculated to throw the nation back into a state of war from which it had recovered in 2005. This article briefly throws light on the … Continue reading Burundi Referendum: Perpetuating Violence
Elections are a matter of Human Rights Article 21(3) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (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 twisting Constitutional Conventions and misusing Constitutional Offices can be argued to … Continue reading Karnataka Elections: Who interprets the peoples’ mandate?