• More than 220 people reported to have been killed and 843 injured after ‘volcano tsunami’ hits coastal towns of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait on 22nd Dec’18 at around 21:30 hrs. Click to Read – BBC
  • Women shave their heads on the streets of Beijing to protest against the detention of renowned Human Rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang without trial. Click to Read – BBC
  • Egyptian court acquits 43 NGO workers in ‘Foreign Funding’ case who were reported to have been unethically targeted for raising their voice against Human Rights violation. Click to Read – BBC
  • UN releases report shedding light on ‘unimaginable horrors’ faced by migrants and refugees in Libya. Click to Read – UN
  • Sunni Arab boys, who served prison time in Iraq’s Kurdistan region for ISIS connections, fear Double Jeopardy as risk of re-arrest looms over them if they try to reunite with their families in areas controlled by Baghdad. Click to Read – HRW
  • Bangladesh faces a tensed political environment ahead of the December 30, 2018 national elections with security forces arresting and intimidating opposition figures and undermining the credibility of democratic process. Click to Read – HRW
  • US President Donald Trump signs a bipartisan bill on Tibet paving way for Visa ban on Chinese officials who deny American citizens and government officials access to Tibet and ‘systematically’ violate fundamental rights of Tibetan people. Click to Read – Economics Times
  • Pakistan’s renowned social activist Asma Jahangir honoured with the 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize, an award given every five years since 1968. Click to Read – DNA
  • The United Nations General Assembly officially endorsed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, a non-binding agreement described by UN Chief António Guterres as a “roadmap to prevent suffering and chaos”. Click to Read – UN
  • ‘ Multiplicity’ of rights violation continue in Ukraine as people continue to die amidst conflict between government forces and armed separatists in the eastern region of the country.  Click to Read – UN
  • U.S.A. announces ‘migration protection protocol’ forcing Mexican asylum seekers to return back to their country despite persisting conditions of violence and bloodshed in Mexico. Click to Read – HRW
  • The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe confirms “very serious human rights violations” including harassment, persecution, and extrajudicial killings of LGBTI persons in the Southern Russian republic of Chechnya. Click to Read – Washington Post
  • Demonstrators burn Chinese flag outside Chinese embassy in Jakarta to protest against violation of Uighur Muslims Human Rights by the Chinese government. Click to Read – Miami Herald
  • UN reports hundreds of Human Rights violations including extrajudicial killings and sexual violence in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Click to Read – UN
  • Three United Nations Special Rapporteurs tasked to investigate Human Rights violations against detained Philippine Senator Leila de Lima after the UN working group reported lack of legal basis in her detention. Click to Read – CNN
Collated by Ms. Shruti Shreya & Gyan Prakash Tripathi   
Students of Law at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

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