Hungary declares indefinite state of emergency Europe is at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic with 65% of the world’s death attributable to the virus coming form this continent. Many European countries have declared a state of emergency, but there seems to be only one country that has attracted public condemnation and apprehension from the European … Continue reading COVID-19 and Hungary’s indefinite state of emergency: lockdown of democracy or a step towards dictatorship?
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 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
The UN Human Rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, cites the civil wars sparked by a warming planet and the plight of indigenous people in an Amazon ravaged by wildfires and rampant deforestation in order to establish that climate change is not only having a devastating impact on the environments we live in, but also on respect … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| September| Week 2 | 2019
After a six-week-long summer vacation, the Supreme Court of India reopens to hear many important and sensitive cases including Congress President Rahul Gandhi contempt case, Ayodhya Babri Masjid land dispute, and Rafale review petitions among others. Click to Read - Times Now Europe's top Human Rights organization, The Council of Europe in Strasbourg, decides to … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| June| Week 4| 2019
Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman ,who was arrested by the Pakistani rangers after his fighter plane MiG 21 fell on Pakistan’s soil, returns back to India per the obligations under the Geneva Convention, after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan declared his release as a “gesture of peace”. Click to Read – Economics Times Islamabad … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | March | Week 1 | 2019
When speaking of nations who claim of being de facto states but lack the legal backing to their claim, i.e., de jure recognition by states, Palestine is the first name that strikes one’s head. Palestine has been in the headlines for its battle of statehood for quite a while now. This battle was at its … Continue reading Battle of Statehood
The recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the American President Donald Trump and shifting America’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, has raised more tension in the already disturbed Middle East rendering U.S.A. the first country to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Genesis of Israel In order to understand the … Continue reading America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital: History & Repercussions