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.
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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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.