1. The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi issues notice to the Centre and states on a plea to specify and set up Human Rights Courts for each district across the country, as required under Sections 30 and 31 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.

Click to Read – Live Law

  1. Per the report released by United Nations about Human Rights status in India, the union government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has harassed and at times prosecuted activists, lawyers, human rights defenders, and journalists for criticizing authorities.

Click to Read- Human Rights Watch

  1. India has abstains from voting on a U.N. General Assembly resolution aimed at examining options to end the trade in goods used for capital punishment and torture, saying it is unacceptable to place death penalty on par with torture.

Click to Read – The Hindu

  1. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) lodges a case based on the complaint of a 1993 Mumbai blast victim, who has sought compensation for the medical treatment he has required over the years.

Click to Read – The Hindu

  1. Per the report of international Human Rights groups, Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh “handpicked” women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange.

Click to Read – The Hindu

  1. A group of several hundred international human-rights lawyers reacted to a first-person opinion piece published by the United Nations expert on torture that “had a problematic definition of rape,” according to the lawyers’ open letter, published on July 1, expressing their legal views.

Click to Read – The Guardian

  1. Protesters in Hong Kong opposed to contentious extradition legislation are calling on leaders of the U.S., the European Union, and others to raise the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week’s G-20 summit in Japan.

Click to Read – The Hindu

  1. The U.N. Security Council votes unanimously to put the brakes on the withdrawal of the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s vast western Darfur region as the country deals with a political crisis.

Click to Read – The Hindu

  1. According to the U.N. Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), at least seven children were killed in an airstrike against displaced civilians on the 6th of July, 2019 in the village of Mhambel, in the outskirts of Idlib, in northwest Syria. 

Click to Read – UN News

  1. Per the report of U.N. Human Rights Chief, conditions in which migrants and refugees are being held in the United States are appalling as children should never be held in immigration detention, or separated from their family which certainly amounts to a grave infringement of international law.

Click to Read – UN News


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