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

Human Rights Watch released the 100-page Cluster Munition Monitor 2020 report, stating that countries still using and producing cluster munitions should reject these indiscriminate weapons and join the international treaty banning them.  Click to Read - Human Rights Watch 120 UN member states voted in favor of a resolution in the Third Committee of the … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | November | Week 4 | 2020

Human Rights Weekly Round up – November – Week 2 – 2020

Per a recent report by Amnesty International - “Not a Private Matter”,  on the hidden but escalating problem of domestic and sexual violence against women in eastern Ukraine, survivors of domestic violence in eastern Ukraine are not able to seek protection for violence against them due to the government’s ineffective response. Click to Read - … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round up – November – Week 2 – 2020

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

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 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

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 | 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

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

1. Notorious Gangster Vikas Dubey who had been arrested for killing eight police officers in Kanpur, India, was killed in an encounter by the Uttar Pradesh Police wherein a vehicle in the convoy that was taking him from Ujjain to Kanpur overturned and Dubey snatched a pistol and fired at the police but the police … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 2| 2020

Human Rights Weekly Roundup| July | Week 1| 2020

1. India has blocked 59 apps with Chinese links that included the hugely popular TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser, amid a huge economic backlash against China following the June 15 clashes at Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers died in action. Click to Read - NDTV 2. State authorities in Assam, have had an uphill … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Roundup| July | Week 1| 2020

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

Outrage is mounting in India over alleged torture and deaths of P Jeyaraj, 58, and his son Fenix, 38, who were arrested for allegedly keeping their stores open past permitted hours and were kept in police custody an entire night and died within hours of release; two days later owing to custodial violence. Click to … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| June | Week 4| 2020