- Russian authorities threaten Human Rights Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov to cancel his Bar Council license if he continues working for Human Rights issues in Crimea.
- Human Rights Groups around the world raise voice against Venezuela for torturing military personnel who are accused of plotting against the Central government.
- Saudi Arabian woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun granted asylum in Canada after renowned Human Rights agencies appeal to the Thai government to stop her deportation to Saudi Arabia.
- Saudi Arabia plans to deport scores of Rohingya to Bangladesh where they shall be accorded refugee status.
- Europe’s top Human Rights court to hear the case against the Belgium government for euthanizing a woman suffering from depression, an incident that established Belgium as world’s leading euthanasia doctor.
- New Afghan Defense Minister Asadullah Khalid likely to face investigations and sanctions at the behest of the United Nations for grievous Human Rights violations including sexual assault and torture.
- The Malaysian government proposes a new law to implicate sanctions against people criticizing the monarchy, a step marking their latest backtracking on Human Rights promises.
- Lok Sabha passes the bill to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce as now it is a curable disease as against the earlier notion of being incurable.
- India’s Army Chief, Bipin Rawat declares that the Section 377 verdict will not apply to the country’s soldiers and there shall continue to remain no room for homosexuals in the Indian Army, citing the conservative nature of our military setup.
- The Kerala State Human Rights commission asks the State government to grant compensation to the family of a 23 year old man for medical negligence after his private parts were severely injured during circumcision.
Collated By: Ms. Shruti Shreya & Mr. Gyan Prakash Tripathi
Students of Law at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA