human rights

Activists urge athletes to speak out at Beijing Olympics

Human Rights Watch activists representing Chinese dissidents and the minority Uyghur and Tibetan populations urged international attendants to voice their opposition to China's hosting of the Games.

published on : 28th January 2022

Former VP Hamid Ansari, US lawmakers express concern over human rights situation in India

Participating in the panel discussion from India, former vice president Ansari expressed his concern over the rising trend of Hindu nationalism.

published on : 27th January 2022

Vincent Raj alias Evidence Kathir: Fight for all on the road to justice

Vincent Raj discusses his work as a human rights activist and the recognition it received in the form of the Raoul Wellenberg Award

published on : 26th January 2022

Pakistan's silence on blogger's murder plot, raises questions on its stand on human rights

Asif, another person who assisted Khan, asked Khan for the money to be transferred in Pakistani rupees into his bank account in Pakistan.

published on : 25th January 2022

Talks with Taliban begin in Norway 

Taliban representatives are also meeting with women's rights activists and human rights defenders from Afghanistan and from the Afghan diaspora.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Turkish journalist jailed before trial for Erdogan insult

Under the insult law, tens of thousands have been prosecuted for targeting Erdogan since he became president in 2014 after more than a decade as prime minister.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Carrying COVID victim's body on bamboo stretcher disgraceful: Kerala Human Rights Commission

The commission was referring to the incident in which the body of Mallikamma, wife of Kurppu Swami of Thenmala colony in Kollam, was carried on a bamboo stretcher to the crematorium.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Hate Speech: Internet has to be detoxified without undermining legitimate dissent, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Make sure civil society and experts are involved in designing and evaluating regulations.

published on : 21st January 2022

Column: 'Games must go on' spiel grows weaker by the day

It was China's bad luck to land the Winter Games in what turned out to be the time of COVID. But the hosts turned those Olympic ideals on their heads any number of times since.

published on : 21st January 2022

India should stop using abusive foreign funding law: Human Rights Watch

Rights groups seek the government to amend the FCRA to bring it in line with international law and human rights standards.

published on : 20th January 2022

Women’s participation forging peace worldwide, ‘vastly worse’ post-pandemic, says UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 

With COVID-19, the situation for women human rights defenders and the prospects for women's full participation in building peace, has become “vastly worse”, Michelle Bachelet said.

published on : 19th January 2022

Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa vows to fix 'misconceptions' over human rights record

Lankan troops were accused of systematic abuses during the island's decades-long separatist war against the Tamil Tigers insurgent group, including the killing of at least 40,000 civilians.

published on : 18th January 2022

Concerned about exclusion of women in Afghanistan; Hazara, Hindu women especially vulnerable: UN experts

UN human rights experts said these concerns are exacerbated in the cases of women from "ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities such as the Hazara, Tajik, Hindu and other communities."

published on : 18th January 2022

Amend laws that affect leprosy-hit: NHRC

The advisory listed discriminating legal provisions against the leprosy-affected persons in 97 laws of the country and called for their removal.

published on : 18th January 2022

Critics of BJP-led government in India face politically motivated harassment, prosecutions, and tax raids: Human Rights Watch

In July, the death of jailed tribal rights activist Stan Swamy, 84, was emblematic of the ongoing persecution of rights activists.

published on : 13th January 2022
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