HRW RUP

  • 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 Freedom of Expression in advance of National Elections on 30th Dec.’18.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/12/13/bangladesh-crackdown-elections-loom

  • Racism and infringements of socio-economic rights are the most reported Human Rights violations in South Africa per the report of South Africa Human Rights Commission.

https://mg.co.za/article/2018-12-10-racism-tops-sa-human-rights-violations

  • Investigation of widespread and systematic sexual violence in Sudan is the topmost agenda of UN Commission on Human Rights in the Country.

https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/12/1028571

  • The UN Human Rights Committee condemns the continued use of death penalty in Belarus, declaring it as “simply unacceptable” after three men were executed there, despite UN’s plea for clemency.

https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/12/1028351

  • At the General Assembly meet; United Nations, India calls for international efforts to bring to justice violators of International Human Rights laws and to ensure protection of humanitarian workers in conflict situations.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/bring-violators-of-international-human-rights-laws-to-justice-india/articleshow/67101957.cms

  • U.S.A. lawmakers warn China of serious consequences against its State officials who ‘systematically’ violate fundamental rights of Tibetan people and deny other countries trade access to Tibet.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/tibet-visa-legislation-to-help-restore-measure-of-reciprocity-to-us-ties-with-china-lawmakers/articleshow/67088261.cms

  • The United States imposed sanctions on three senior North Korean government officials, including a close ally of Kim Jong-un, for Human Rights abuses.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/11/us-sanctions-top-north-korean-officials-human-rights-abuses/

  • Bill recognising ‘reproductive rights’ as Human Rights introduced in U.S. House of Representatives.

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/bill-recognizing-reproductive-rights-as-human-rights-introduced-in-us-house-11218

  • Asylum seekers in Australia file lawsuits against the government in the country’s High Court claiming Australia’s migrant camps to be ‘Crime Against Humanity’.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/10/australia-subjected-refugees-to-crimes-against-humanity-class-actions-allege

  • Iranian political activist Vahid Sayadi Nasiri; jailed for his messages on social media, dies on hunger strike.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46547845

  • Human Rights organisations across the world appeal against European Court of Human Rights on bulk surveillance for violation of Right To Privacy.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/12/human_rights_groups_appeal_echr_decision/

  • The European Union Parliament condemns Egyptian authorities for Human Rights abuses and urges them to lift restrictions on Right to Free Speech and Assembly.

https://www.commercial-news.com/cnhi_network/eu-parliament-urges-egypt-to-lift-human-rights-constraints/article_9505c05b-c263-5f35-98b3-cd9df4656d20.html

  • Former U.S. President Barack Obama honoured with RFK Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/barack-obama-receives-robert-f-kennedy-human-rights-award-at-nyc-gala

  • Chrissie Foster and Peter McClelan awarded Australia’s Top Human Rights Award for their enormous contribution in Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/chrissie-foster-peter-mcclellan-awarded-top-human-rights-medal


Collated By: Mr. Gyan Prakash Tripathi & Ms. Shruti Shreya
                        Students of Law at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

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