Human Rights Weekly Round-up | March |Week 4| 2019

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   Radovan Karadzic, the former President of the Republic of Srpska, sentenced to life in prison at the appeals … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | March |Week 4| 2019

Snooping Order by MHA- Is India going towards Authoritarian Surveillance Regime?

We all have heard about infamous ‘Investigatory Powers Bill’ also referred to as “Snoopers Charter” which was passed by both Houses of British Parliament in 2016. India which will overtake its colonial power in terms of GDP in 2019 is all set to follow their lead with respect to surveillance norms. India’s Ministry of Home Affairs on 20th December 2018, by way of notification, has authorized ten central agencies and bodies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer”.