Human Rights Weekly Round-up | October | Week 4 | 2019

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

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

Why India is not and why it should be a part of the I.C.C

  Historically, India has endeavored to muster international solidarity to codify IHL and was naturally expected to vote for the accession of the Rome Statute but the Indian delegation pointed out some procedural and statutory flaws in the Statute because of which it abstained from voting and has consequently been an observer in subsequent meetings … Continue reading Why India is not and why it should be a part of the I.C.C

Human Rights Weekly Round-up| July| Week 4 | 2019

Despite Human Rights outcry, Bahrain executes three people convicted in two separate cases, one a case of “terrorism” and killing a police officer, and the second related to the killing of a mosque imam. Click to Read – The Guardian Romania’s Constitutional Court strikes down changes to the criminal code made by the ruling Social … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| July| Week 4 | 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round-up| July | Week 3 | 2019|

Kosovo’s Prime Minister resigns after being invited for questioning by a Hague-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the 1998-99 war. Click to Read – The Guardian Cameroonian security forces alleged to have killed at least four civilians and raped one woman since mid-June 2019 during security operations in the North-West region.  Click … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up| July | Week 3 | 2019|

Human Rights Weekly Round-up| June| Week 4| 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

Human Rights Weekly Round up | May | Week 3 | 2019

After a wait of 10 years, the South Mumbai Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum recently directed the doctors and the Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre to grant a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh to a woman who contracted a life-threatening virus after undergoing a Click to Read – The Hindu Per the report of Human … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round up | May | Week 3 | 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | May | Week 1 | 2019

As Cyclone Fani finally leaves, life in Orissa far from normal with no electricity most of the day in many places; little water and barely any connectivity. Click to Read – Economics Times New Anti- gay crackdown in Russia’s Chechnya as police reported to have carried out a rigorous round of unlawful detentions, beatings, and … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | May | Week 1 | 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round- up| April| Last Week| 2019

After representing disabled people in the Syrian war fields, Nujeen Mustapha becomes the first woman with disability to brief the United Nations Security Council. Click to Read – Human Rights Watch In a recent massive crackdown on Uighur Muslims, China detains around a million people in re-education camps. Click to Read – BBC News Trump … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round- up| April| Last Week| 2019

Human Rights Weekly Round-up| April| Week 4| 2019

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