- Per the National Human Rights Commission report, Haryana State government has not updated the list of people Below Poverty Line since 2009 meaning deprivation of educational and medical facilities to thousands of deserving people.
- The Union government launches a special drive to reach out to all farmers with Kisan Credit Cards (KCCs) by doubling its footprint from 6.95 crore to around 14 crore active cards with the objective of empowering the Indian agriculturists with institutional credit and income subvention.
- Human Rights Organisations around the world call upon European and other Muslim countries to set up a United Nations investigation into the detention and persecution of Uighur Muslims in China.
- A Detention Review Panel of British MPs warn Saudi Arabian officials against prosecution for torturing imprisoned women’s right activists as reports prove that their actions “meet the threshold for the crime of torture under both Saudi and International law”.
- Amidst instances of escalating violence in Myanmar; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expresses deep concern over the humanitarian impact of the continuing violence and the “potential for both further internal displacement and the outflow of refugees”.
- UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Summary and Arbitrary Executions claims that the death of former dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the consequence of “a brutal and premeditated killing” that was planned and perpetrated by officials of the State of Saudi Arabia.
- Per the official data given by the UK government in response of a Freedom to Information application, only 6% of the detainees classified as “vulnerable and at risk” after abuse including torture, sexual violence or trafficking were subsequently released from UK immigration centres.
- Cambridge University student Peter Biar Ajak facing death penalty in South Sudan is reported to have been “arbitrarily detained in a modern-day hellhole” in blatant violation of his rights under International Humanitarian law.
- United States reduces Military aid to Cameroon as accusations of Human Rights violations pile up against Cameroonian officials in their two-front battle against Secessionists and Islamic Extremists.
- Human Rights Organisations around the world condemn the Russian court for sentencing Jehovah’s Witness to six years imprisonment after holding him guilty of organising a banned extremist group, as reports claim that he has been convicted “merely for practicing his Christian faith”.
COLLATED BY: MS. SHRUTI SHREYA & MR. GYAN PRAKASH TRIPATHI
STUDENTS OF LAW AT SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA