1. Pinaki Chandra Ghose, former judge at the Indian Supreme Court and a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), appointed as the country’s first anti-corruption ombudsman alias chairman of the Lokpal.

Click to Read- The Tribune


  1. Radovan Karadzic, the former President of the Republic of Srpska, sentenced to life in prison at the appeals court in The Hague for his role in mass killings of civilians in the Bosnian War.

Click to Read – The Guardian


  1. Post a much condemned trial, Chechnya Court sentences prominent Human Rights activist Oyub Titiev to four years in penal colony for allegedly possessing 200 grams of marijuana.

Click to Read- The Guardian


  1. Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda declares that her examination into the possible Crimes against Humanity committed in Philippines during the period when the country was a member; shall continue, despite the State’s withdrawal from Hague’s Court.

Click to Read – Washington Post


  1. Rwanda’s proposal of the world’s first country wide DNA database, a project that will involve collecting samples from all of the country’s twelve million citizens has prompted concerns from Human Rights campaigners across the world,  who believe that the database could be misused by the government and result in violation of International Humanitarian Law.

Click to Read – Independent UK


  1. An online petition calling on the UK government to cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) becomes most popular in the country’s Parliament website history by attracting nearly five million signatures.

Click To Read – Independent UK


  1. Per the report of Human Rights Watch, United Arab Emirates authorities detain eight Lebanese nationals for more than a year without charge in an unknown location, ill-treating them and denying them their due process rights.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch


  1. Taiwan’s constitutional court declares the State’s existing marriage law unconstitutional on grounds of discrimination and gives two years time to Parliament to amend its laws and include same sex nuptials within the purview of valid marriages.

Click to read – Human Rights Watch


  1. The United Nations Security Council strongly condemns the armed attack on a village in restive central Mali which has reportedly left at least One Hundred and Thirty Four people dead and dozens wounded.

Click to Read – UN News


  1. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomes establishment of inclusive government in Central African Republic in line with an early February peace deal signed with more than a dozen armed group activists in the country.

Click to Read – UN News



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