The Hong Kong High Court has recently ruled the Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation (PFCR), the so-called ‘mask ban’, unconstitutional. The ban, which was enacted by the Chief Executive in Council, aims to suppress months-long protests sparked by the Extradition Bill that allows the Hong Kong Government to extradite suspects at the request of Beijing. … Continue reading A Right to Mask?
World’s first facial recognition court case in South Wales warns police against privacy violations saying that “The algorithms of the law must keep pace with new and emerging technologies.” Click to Read – Independent UK Per the report of the United Nations, prisoners who have attempted to escape from North Korean jails have been publicly executed while other … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | October| Week 1 | 2019
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 … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| July| Week 1 | 2019
In a bid to strengthen India’s ties with SCO nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches the Kyrgyz capital for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, marking the first multilateral engagement post his re-election. Click to Read – Times of India Military backlash on protesters in Sudan demanding democratic rule following the overthrow of former President … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| June | Week 2 | 2019