Human Rights Weekly Round -up | September | Week 3 | 2020

A Delhi court sent former JNU student leader Umar Khalid, arrested under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), to police custody for ten days in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February.  Click to Read - The Wire The Upper House of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) passed two contentious farm … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round -up | September | Week 3 | 2020

UYGHURS’ GENOCIDE: MADE IN CHINA

Re-education camps also known as Orwell’s brainwashing centres  Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) or East Turkistan, in the north-western part of China now enjoys harmony in the constant watch of Big Brother. On a deeper look, the region has established buildings known as De-extensification or Re-education camps for the purpose of controlling three evil forces that are Islamic extremism, Ethnic Separatism, … Continue reading UYGHURS’ GENOCIDE: MADE IN CHINA

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | September | Week 2 | 2020

The COVID-19 crisis will dramatically increase the poverty rate for women and widen the gap between men and women who live in poverty, according to new data released by UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Click to Read - UN Women News Bosniak citizens of Montenegro say fear and anxiety pervades their … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | September | Week 2 | 2020

Human Rights Weekly News Roundup | August | Week 4 | 2020

Amnesty International has accused Delhi Police of committing serious rights violations during the Delhi riots and even “indulging in violence with rioters”. It has called on the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to initiate “a prompt, thorough, independent investigation” into all such allegations against law enforcement officials. Click to Read - The Wire The Orissa … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly News Roundup | August | Week 4 | 2020

Human Rights Weekly Update | August | Week 3| 2020

The Supreme Court of India declared that a daughter’s right in coparcenary property – the ancestral property of a Hindu undivided family – is equal to a son’s, and that these rights can be claimed by the daughter even if her father had died before September 9, 2005, which is the date an amendment to … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Update | August | Week 3| 2020

Comments on Draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2020

On 12th June 2020, The MoEFCC published the Draft EIA Notification, 2020, and sought feedback on the same from the general public within 60 days. We are happy to share with you all the Comments drafted by Contego Humanitas Foundation. Some of our primary comments flagged the dilution of the EIA notification, 2006, and substantial … Continue reading Comments on Draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2020

Human Rights Weekly Round – up | August | Week 2 | 2020

1. The Boeing 737, en route from Dubai, an Air India Express plane with 190 people on board, which was repatriating Indians stranded by the coronavirus crisis, skidded off the runway in rain and broke in two after landing at Calicut airport, in the southern state of Kerala, India, killing at least 18 people.  Click … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round – up | August | Week 2 | 2020

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 1 | 2020

1. Indian Government policy think tank NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) has released a draft document titled ‘Responsible AI for All’ for stakeholder discussion. The draft paper which was prepared for expert consultation on July 21 has invited stakeholder comments till August 10.  Click to Read - NITI Aayog 2. Tens of thousands … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 1 | 2020

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 4| 2020

1. The Delhi police imposed UAPA and blocked the website of a youth climate movement - Fridays for Future India (FFI), and described the contents of the website as “objectionable” and depicting an “unlawful or terrorist act”, after receiving a complaint by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar about multiple emails from the organization with the … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 4| 2020

How the Hong Kong Security Law Infringes Upon Fundamental Human Rights

The Hong Kong security law (or the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) that came into effect late on 30th June 2020 spells disaster for the pro-democratic city. As one of the five autonomous regions in China, the ‘one country, two systems’ policy has shielded Hong Kong from the excesses of the … Continue reading How the Hong Kong Security Law Infringes Upon Fundamental Human Rights