The biggest concerns for many South Africans include access to treatment for people with disabilities, unemployment, corruption, freedom of expression, police brutality and violence.
The UN human rights office said last month that the campaign of killings and rapes probably amounted to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing.
The activist who has fought long and hard for justice for the survivors of Gujarat 2002 speaks to Sidharth Bhatia, founding editor of The Wire, about her newly published memoir.
People with disabilities lag behind in employment and health indicators across the world. So severe is the issue worldwide that in 2014 the UN created a Special Rapporteur position to examine the problem, which affects many of the one billion people – about 15% of the world’s population – who have some form of disability.
The government last week said the situation in northern Rakhine had stabilised and that it had ended a four-month security crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
The explosion of monetary incentives and subsidies triggered a gold rush. With that coming to an end, are Uber and Ola simply reproducing old exploited and informal labour markets?
The petition may or may not change the state of human rights in Chhattisgarh but it will certainly crank open the gates for more women to seek relief for crimes committed against them.
Russia has long held that the European Court of Human Rights, which has repeatedly questioned the country’s human rights record, infringes on its sovereignty. The Aleksai Navalny case is the latest in a series of tussles between the country and the court.
Since October nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh.
An Amnesty report based on interviews with 84 witnesses including former guards, officials, detainees, judges and lawyers says mass hangings were implemented.
“The sexual violence did not appear to be random or opportunistic, but part of a coordinated and systematic attack against Rohingya, in part because of their ethnicity and religion,”said Human Rights Watch.
Most women migrant workers contribute more than men in destination countries but face added risks of in of discrimination, abuse and exploitation.
The Modi government’s clampdown on foreign funding has forced several NGOs to lay-off its employee, and has impacted education and social welfare initiatives.
Human rights and other groups are now worried that president-elect Donald Trump will conduct drone strikes more aggressively.
Who protects human rights activists from rights violations when governments are turning increasingly authoritarian?
A Dawn editorial on Tuesday implicated the state in the disappearance of the missing activists, including poet and rights activist Salman Haider.
Female genital cutting is common among many communities in the country. The use of movies that debate this question could change people’s opinions about the practice.
Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group member, Shalini Gera, speaks to The Wire about the human rights situation in Bastar and how activists are being targeted.
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A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality.
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Several civil rights groups have slammed the Centre for cancelling the FCRA licence of 25 NGOs and have said that by doing so the government has undermined India’s global reputation on human rights.
Although the high court ordered he be released, Parvez remains in custody and has now been handed over to the intelligence wing of the state police.
This is the second instance when the human rights activist has not been allowed to walk free immediately after a court order was issued in his favour.
EU importers of tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold and their ores will from 2021 have to carry out checks on their suppliers in legislation.
Latin American countries, supported by Western nations, successfully proposed an amendment that gutted the African group draft resolution.
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative claims that the actions of the Madhya Pradesh government are in violation of the 2014 guidelines of the Supreme Court on police encounters.
Weak probes into extrajudicial killings, the failure to prosecute those involved and the absence of a compensation system for the victim’s families shows how the government and courts have failed to take effective measures to end encounter deaths.
Most media coverage is Israeli-centric, so what most Indians pay attention to are India-Israel ties, not Palestinian lives. GAZA51 hopes to change that.
Suhail Naqshbandi and Mir Suhail, reflect the painful life of Kashmiris today with incisive cartoons replete with dark humour.
Amnesty International India issued a rebuttal of the charges against it and even gave the police video footage of the event in question as proof.
Somalia has the world’s highest rate of FGM with 98% of women between 15 and 49 having been subjected to the potentially deadly ritual.
While the Bill appears to outlaw any form of labour by children under the age of 14, it has introduced a provision that lets children up to 14 years of age help out after school in family-based endeavours.
The African experience of racism in India: Episode 3
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak faces popular protest as he tries to put in place the National Security Council Act, amidst allegations of fraud and embezzlement.
Anti-terrorist action is not conducted exclusively by the armed forces but also by the police, who are also protected from vexatious litigation by regular law.
US sanctioned North Korea leaders recently over rights abuses and has now asked other countries to curb the use of North Korean workers.
Experts claim this move will not achieve the desired objective.
India failed to adhere to its own constitutional tenets by abstaining on the votes related to the establishment of the mandate, placing its cultural concerns above universal human rights.
The absence of explicit mechanisms for student input in the draft document implies there is no clear plan of prioritising those that the higher education system is meant to serve.
The downgrading may also intend to urge Myanmar to end its systemic discrimination against the Rohingya Muslim community.