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End of the road for arguments presented by Sweden, UK: Assange on UN panel verdict

Feb 05, 2016

End of the road for arguments presented by Sweden, UK: Assange on UN panel verdict

Julian Assange called for Britain and Sweden to "implement" a UN panel finding saying that he should be able to walk free from Ecuador's embassy. #World #Julian Assange #TheySaidIt #Britain #Sweden #UK #Human Rights #Ecuador embassy #Wikileaks founder #UN panel verdict
UN peacekeepers and sexual abuse: How legal loopholes, political pressure prevent action against troops

Feb 03, 2016

UN peacekeepers and sexual abuse: How legal loopholes, political pressure prevent action against troops

The voices of victims and witnesses recklessly fall through cracks in legal jurisdictional gaps, or, get stymied by bureaucratic passing-of-the-buck, or, get subsumed in the overall politics of troop contribution. #United Nations #ConnectTheDots #Rape #Sexual abuse #UN peacekeepers #UN High Commissioner for Human Rights #Central African Republic #European Union operation #sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers
Window of hope: SC refers petition which seeks to de-criminalise Section 377 to five-judge bench

Feb 03, 2016

Window of hope: SC refers petition which seeks to de-criminalise Section 377 to five-judge bench

In a positive development, the Supreme Court referred the petition against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code to a five-judge bench. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Homosexuality #LGBT #Human Rights #Indian Penal Code #Section 377 #TS Thakur #curative petition
Shani Shingnapur controversy: Freedom of religion does not mean freedom to discriminate

Jan 28, 2016

Shani Shingnapur controversy: Freedom of religion does not mean freedom to discriminate

As the Shani Shingnapur row intensifies, feminists are reminding us that “Freedom of Religion” is not a synonym for “Freedom to Discriminate”. #Feminism #India #Religion #CriticalPoint #Freedom #Women #Maharashtra #Gender equality #Human Rights #Sabarimala #Haji Ali Dargah #Constitution #sexism #Shareworthy #Shani Shingnapur Temple
Fake encounter: Manipur cop makes chilling confession of killing in cold blood

Jan 27, 2016

Fake encounter: Manipur cop makes chilling confession of killing in cold blood

Meitei's mother had later filed a police complaint accusing the police of staging a fake encounter involving his son and the case was subsequently transferred to CBI in 2010 for a thorough probe. #Congress #Supreme Court #Manipur #Okram Ibobi Singh #Rajnath Singh #National Human Rights Commission #Imphal #States #Fake encounter #RPN Singh #People's Liberation Army #Kiren Rijiju #Manipur police #Sanjit Meitei #Thounaojam Herojit Singh
Twin bomb blasts by Islamic State leave more than 20 people dead in Syria

Jan 26, 2016

Twin bomb blasts by Islamic State leave more than 20 people dead in Syria

Multiple bombing claimed by Islamic State targeted a government-run security checkpoint in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday. #Syria #NewsTracker #Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #Homs #Bomb blasts #islamic-state #Sheikh Meskin #Governor Talal Barazi #Zahra
Balancing act: India warms up to Israel but won't risk abandoning Palestine for good

Jan 20, 2016

Balancing act: India warms up to Israel but won't risk abandoning Palestine for good

So despite the Modi administration’s affinity towards Israel, and the PM’s special equation with Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, New Delhi refuses to completely tilt towards Israel. #Manmohan Singh #Pranab Mukherjee #sushma swaraj #Narendra Modi #Israel #Sangh Parivar #Palestine #International Criminal Court #PV Narasimha Rao #UN Human Rights Council #Vikas Swarup #Benyamin Netanyahu #Gulf Cooperation Countries
Nearly 19,000 civilians killed in Iraq in under 2 years, says UN

Jan 19, 2016

Nearly 19,000 civilians killed in Iraq in under 2 years, says UN

At least 18,802 civilians were killed and another 36,245 were wounded in Iraq between the start of 2014 and 31 October of last year. #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Iraq #Baghdad: #civillians #human rights chief
Silence can embolden criminals, as in the lynching of Muslim man: US official on Dadri incident

Jan 13, 2016

Silence can embolden criminals, as in the lynching of Muslim man: US official on Dadri incident

Silence can embolden criminals and it is therefore important for public figures and private individuals to speak, said a US official on the Dadri incident. #Uttar Pradesh #India #Religion #beef #TheySaidIt #UP #Human Rights #communalism #Muslim #US official #PM Narendra Modi #Dadri lynching
Prominent female Saudi rights activist arrested claim human rights groups

Jan 13, 2016

Prominent female Saudi rights activist arrested claim human rights groups

Human rights groups and activists say one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent human rights advocates has been arrested. #NewsTracker #Saudi Arabia #Human rights activist #Samar Badawi