On May 26th 2020, Costa Rica became the sixth country in Latin America to legalise same sex marriage. The fight to achieve this was not an easy one! The Catholic Church in the U.S.A. played a big role in catalysing the delay of legalising same sex marriage in Costa Rica. While on one hand, the … Continue reading Same-Sex Marriage: Where Are We?
Credits: Naked Security sophos Impact of COVID-19 and Government Response COVID-19, a novel form of coronavirus, has already been declared as a pandemic and compared with World War II and the 2008 financial crisis. The impact of COVID-19 has been so huge that the Royal Observatory of Belgium has observed that Earth has seen a … Continue reading COVID-19: The 9/11 for Privacy
The Corona-virus has not just threatened human life but also hit the International Political Economy like a wrecking ball. The human response to this pandemic has lead to a particularly peculiar impact on climate. Suddenly swans are calling, flowers are blooming, and dolphins are jumping. Reports from across the world sing of decreasing air and … Continue reading Corona Virus: A Silver Lining
Imagine a dark and alluding room with a girl screaming behind the curtains. You know you are next in line and whatever is happening to her is going to happen to you. Adrenaline coursing through your veins, you can feel the bumps rising in fear. Her screams get louder by the second and you have … Continue reading A Warrior’s Mark: The Evils of Female Genital Mutilation
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan, assumed office on November 29th, 2016. The COAS in Pakistan has a set term of three years. Accordingly, General Bajwa was set to retire on November 28, 2019. On August 19th, the Pakistan PMO notified via a press release bearing official number PMO/3232/SPM/19 undersigned by … Continue reading Pakistan: A State in the Army’s Shadow
The Jammu and Kashmir government orders winding up of the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), State Information Commission (SIC) and State Commission for Protection of Women & Child Rights (SCPWCR) with effect from October 31 this year so that new commissions can be set up in the state. Click to Read – Times of … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | October | Week 4 | 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
While the opposition parties are stunned, the rest of the world sees the greatest win by BJP. Everybody wants to know how the world’s biggest democratic election had been converted into a litmus test of Nationalism. How did a 'Chaayewala' with big promises and least delivery, re-conquer the throne of the world’s biggest democracy? How did … Continue reading OPINION | GENERAL ELECTION #2019 IN NUTSHELL
The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) recently proclaimed its Indian province: Wilayad Al-Hind. This article piece talks about the human rights abuses in the erstwhile Islamic Caliphate and how that will disrupt the already fragile situation in J&K.
A coordinated series of eight bombings ripped through churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on the eve of Easter killing at least 290 people and injuring hundreds more with the nation’s minority Christian community which accounts for less than 10% of the country’s total population of 21.4 million appearing to be the main target of the attacks. … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| April| Week 4| 2019