Human Rights Weekly Round-up Jan| Week 2| 2019

Russian authorities threaten Human Rights Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov to cancel his Bar Council license if he continues working for Human Rights issues in Crimea. Click to Read – Human Rights Watch Human Rights Groups around the world raise voice against Venezuela for torturing military personnel who are accused of plotting against the Central government. Click … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up Jan| Week 2| 2019

Karnataka Elections: Exploiting laws & Curtailing Rights

  Human rights are an end in itself and not means to an end, Kant. In the past week two of the most cherished human rights in a democracy have been tweaked. Right to be represented in the parliament is one such right. Of late, this right has been exploited by the political class for ulterior … Continue reading Karnataka Elections: Exploiting laws & Curtailing Rights

Karnataka Elections: Who interprets the peoples’ mandate?

Elections are a matter of Human Rights Article 21(3) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) mandates that,‘[T]he will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government’. Thus a government which rules without the will of the people by twisting Constitutional Conventions and misusing Constitutional Offices can be argued to … Continue reading Karnataka Elections: Who interprets the peoples’ mandate?