Human Rights Weekly Round-up | September | Week 2 | 2021

“Qatar’s new electoral law to be discriminatory on the grounds of exclusion of thousands from voting or running in elections” warns HRW’s report. Click to Read More: Human Rights Watch Crackdown on journalists continues unabated as two Afghan journalists from Kabul-based newspaper Etilaatroz, get brutally tortured for covering protests by women in the Afghan capital. … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | September | Week 2 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 3 | 2021

1. The Taliban takeover after 20 years opens floodgates for human rights violations in Afghanistan - especially towards women and other minorities. Click to read more: Reuters 2. Citing human rights violations on the ground, Manipur Human Rights Commission recommended the state to remove the “disturbed area” status, in force since Dec, 2020. Click to … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 3 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 2 | 2021

Experts slam The Ghana government's draft anti-LGBTI Bill as being violative of a number of human rights. Click to read more: OHCHR The Indonesian army puts an end to the inhumane virginity tests on female cadets of the army. Click to read more: CNN The basic human right to a peaceful protest curbed manifoldly by … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 2 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 3 | 2021

Argentina recognizes non-binary identities as The National Identity Document and Passports of Argentina will now include a third gender category allowing people to choose to be designated other than female or male. Click to Read More: Human Rights Watch Six French and International Human Rights organizations file a class action lawsuit against France after it … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 3 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 2 | 2021

Danish Siddiqui, an Indian photojournalist for Thomson Reuters has been killed in Afghanistan while at work.  Danish was reporting on the latest skirmishes between Afghan Special forces and Taliban while he got caught in an ambush on the convoy near a key border with Pakistan. Several state leaders and eminent personalities have mourned the loss … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 2 | 2021

Comments on Rules on Live Streaming; Recording of Court Proceedings

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the e-committee of the Hon’ble Supreme Court for the issuance of the Model Rules and would like to express our strong support for its implementation. We are certain that these rules shall prove to be a crucial step towards strengthening the principles of transparency and accountability … Continue reading Comments on Rules on Live Streaming; Recording of Court Proceedings

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 | 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 | 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