1. Hon’ble Supreme Court of India pulls up states to set up “Human Rights Courts” in pursuance of the mandate under Section 30 of the Protection of Human rights Act, 1993. Click to Read – Live Law
  1. U.S. President Donald Trump offers protection to 7 lakh undocumented immigrants from Mexico in exchange for a whopping USD 5.7 billion for constructing a controversial wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Click to Read – Indian Express
  1. BJP faces severe protests and opposition from its own party members over the introduction of The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that was passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8, 2019 and is considered by many to be a “threat” to the indigenous population of Assam. Click to Read – Indian Express
  1. At least 73 people are reported to be killed in a horrifying incident after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in Central Mexico on January 19, 2019. Click to Read – Indian Express
  1. Gay Austrian policeman gets justice as the European Union Court of Justice tells Austrian government to compensate him in the gay sex case of 1976 wherein he was unlawfully implicated. Click to Read – BBC News
  1. Nauru doctor Nick Martin wins Global Free Speech award for speaking on offshore immigration that helped in the transferring of refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru Island to Australia for treatment. Click to Read – The Guardian
  1. Former United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson pulls out of Dubai literary festival as a mark of protest against the imprisonment of Human Rights activist Ahmed Mansoor. Click to Read – The Guardian
  1. Per the report of U.S. Military, airstrike in Somalia in response to the deadly attack by the extremist organisation Al- Shabab on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya; has killed 52 Al- Shabab extremists. Click to Read – The Guardian
  1. Ten ‘blue helmet peacekeepers’ of United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), were killed following ‘a complex terrorist attack’ against the mission’s camp in Northern Mali. Click to Read – UN News
  1. UN Human Rights Expert Yanghee Lee, calls on the Myanmar government for civilian protection as fighting escalates between the military and other armed groups in Myanmar. Click to Read – UN News
  1. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) calls on the Zimbabwe government for the investigation of violence and the reported use of live ammunition by State security officials against protesters that has led to “a number of deaths”. Click to Read – UN News
  1. Head of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) hails Ethiopia’s amended refugee law which allows easier access to work permits and driver’s license, to be ‘one of the most progressive’ laws in Africa. Click to Read – UN News

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