While the move is unlikely to lead to any great policy change, it is time the citizens of both countries came together to encourage the resolution of all bilateral issues through dialogue.
Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International, and M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire, discuss the state of human rights in India, crackdown on Amnesty and other NGOs, the global refugee crisis and more.
Liu was jailed in 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power” after he helped write a petition calling for sweeping political reforms in China.
Record high numbers turned out to participate in a historic dry run vote for the constituent assembly, aimed at easing tensions and creating a more representative constitution.
After Mosul victory, Iraq’s government now faces the task of preventing revenge attacks against people associated with Islamic State.
Rajab was detained a year ago for allegedly making “false or malicious” statements about authorities.
The State Human Rights Commission stopped short of announcing action against the army, as it lacked jurisdiction.
Main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said his 25-day march from Ankara to Istanbul, ending in Sunday’s rally, was the first stage of a long campaign.
Eight of Turkey’s best-known human rights defenders were arrested during a workshop on July 5 on one of Istanbul’s islands.
Turkish police detained ten people including the local director of Amnesty International on suspicion of membership in a terrorist organisation.
“If they (the UN) are going to send someone with regards to the fact-finding mission, then there’s no reason for us to let them come,” was the message.
The journalists, arrested by the military for covering an event by an ethnic militia will be charged under the statute of “unlawful association”, which carries a three-year prison sentence.
Narendra Modi has said his visit will focus on economic co-operation with the Netherlands, but an advocacy group has urged the Dutch prime minister to also address India’s deteriorating human rights situation.
The RTI response suggests ministers are happy to use the death of security personnel for propaganda purposes but that their human rights are of little real concern.
The New-York-based Human Rights Watch detailed at least 36 recent cases of violence against dissidents and over 100 imprisoned critics in Vietnam.
The Global Barometer of Gay Rights (GBGR) ranks countries on their level of protection of LGBT rights, and unsurprisingly, a majority of the countries, including the US, score extremely low on it.
A Brazilian teenager accused of theft had “thief” and “scum” tattooed to his forehead despite his protestations of innocence, while social media cheered on the vigilantism.
The administration, holding true to the promises made during campaigns, plans on revising the travel policy mostly on grounds of human rights.
Having exhausted all domestic means in his quest for justice, Qalandar Khatana now wants the UN to look into allegations of gross human rights violations in J&K.
“Leaders may wish to deny this reality, but whether we like it or not, humanity is connected.”
Recent events in Indonesia should dispel any doubt about the rising influence conservative Sunni Islamist sentiment is having on the country’s laws.
Argentineans are determined to not forgive or forget the criminals who killed or disappeared more than 30,000 people.
The NHRC is responding to a petition filed family members of the undertrials and civil society groups, alleging custodial torture and harassment.
As human rights take a backseat in US foreign policy, a coalition of Indian Americans released a comprehensive report on human rights abuses in India on Capitol Hill.
‘Such a characterisation of a reputed force like the CRPF is completely unacceptable,” says India.
While Podiyam Panda told the high court he would like to stay with the police and not with his family, activists allege he has been tortured by the police to give false statements.
Irom Roger’s mother Irom Chitra spoke to The Wire about her hopes from the prime minister, what happened to her son and the intimidation her family faced.
Ahok is only one among many people in Indonesia who have been jailed under the country’s controversial blasphemy law.
The case of Luis Muiña, a civilian in prison for his participation in kidnappings and torture in 1976, sparked the massive protest demonstrations in Argentina over the past week.
Cambodia feels that Trump is lowering the bar for authoritarian behaviour around the world, affecting the country whose prime minister is a Trump supporter.
Europeans want to upend politics as usual and the far right is still rising. If the Left doesn’t come up with an unusual politics of its own, it will be upended as well.
Although their release has been a relief, it is important now that the 82 released Chibok schoolgirls receive adequate physical and psychosocial counselling and support.
Philosophers have debated the nature of human rights since at least the 12th century, often under the name of ‘natural rights’. So what are they and how did they originate?
Pranab Doley and Soneswar Narah claim that their role in highlighting the impunity enjoyed by Kaziranga’s forest guards is behind the repeated police harassment that they have been subjected to.
The lynching of 25-year-old student Mashal Khan, another example of abuse of the country’s blasphemy law, is being seen as an opportunity to revive the debate on revising the law.
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said that even though the attacks were to be condemned, Egypt’s approach to combating the Islamist militants was exacerbating the problem.
Human rights activists have maintained that they are against all forms of violence, but continue to come under attack by the state.
Aya Hijazi, a charity worker detained for 33 months in Egypt, returns to the US following President Trump’s intervention.
US State Department Report Highlights India’s Human Rights Violations, Actions Against Civil Society Groups
The report covers a wide array of issues including corruption, living conditions of death row prisoners and the use of pellet guns in Kashmir.
In addition to being a violation of human rights, the continued use of pellet guns has meant an incredible amount of pressure on the state’s public healthcare system and medical professionals.