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No plan to make human rights impact assessment compulsory for companies: Jaitley tells Lok Sabha

Mar 11, 2016

No plan to make human rights impact assessment compulsory for companies: Jaitley tells Lok Sabha

The government on Friday said there is no proposal to make human rights impact assessment mandatory for companies and NHRC can make recommendations to authorities concerned of central and state governments in case of proven violation of human rights. #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Arun Jaitley #Human Rights Commission #corporate finance ministry
UN official resigns amid scandal over sex abuse report

Jul 23, 2015

UN official resigns amid scandal over sex abuse report

A top UN official who was allegedly informed of a sex abuse scandal before it became public is resigning, a spokeswoman for the United Nations said on Wednesday. #World #NewsTracker #UN #Journalism #Sex scandal #sex abuse #Human Rights Commission #Flavia Pansieri
Maldives unrest: PM Narendra Modi's visit to island nation under shadow

Mar 03, 2015

Maldives unrest: PM Narendra Modi's visit to island nation under shadow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to Maldives on 15 March is under shadow due to the ongoing political situation in the island nation following the arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed last week. #India #Manmohan Singh #UPA #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Maldives #NDA #MEA #Nasheed #Human Rights Commission #Abdulla Yameen
Aus immigration minister defends detention of child asylum-seekers

Aug 22, 2014

Aus immigration minister defends detention of child asylum-seekers

PM Tony Abbott won an election after campaigning heavily on tough immigration policies, which have been criticised internationally but remain popular with voters. #Sri Lanka #Australia #NewsTracker #Immigration Policy #Human Rights Commission #Asylum seekers #Tony Abbott #Detention Centre #refuguees
Anti-Modi US Congressional resolution now has 51 co-sponsors

Apr 11, 2014

Anti-Modi US Congressional resolution now has 51 co-sponsors

A controversial Congressional resolution, which among other things asks the American administration to maintain its policy of not issuing visa to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, now has more than 50 co-sponsors. #Politics #India #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #US congress #Gujarat riots 2002 #Human Rights Commission #Lok Sabha elections 2014
'Decision to abstain from Lanka vote taken at political level'

Apr 04, 2014

'Decision to abstain from Lanka vote taken at political level'

India's decision to abstain from voting on the US-sponsored resolution on alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka at the UNHRC was taken at the "political" level for the welfare of the Tamils in that country, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday. #World #India #P. Chidambaram #United Nations #Sri Lanka #Human Rights Commission
Goa building collapse: GHRC asks govt to submit report

Jan 07, 2014

Goa building collapse: GHRC asks govt to submit report

The Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) on Tuesday asked the state Chief Secretary to submit a report on Canacona building mishap that killed 17 workers, official sources said in Panaji. #India #NewsTracker #Goa #Human Rights Commission #Prakash Bandodkar
Tibetans express outrage at China's reelection to UNHRC

Nov 13, 2013

Tibetans express outrage at China's reelection to UNHRC

China along with 13 other countries was elected on Tuesday to the 47-member Geneva-based Council for a three-year term. #World #United Nations #Tibet #Geneva #Human Rights Commission #Iona Liddell #Tibet Justice Center #Students for a Free Tibet
Sarabjit's lawyer receives death threat from Pak Taliban

Mar 02, 2013

Sarabjit's lawyer receives death threat from Pak Taliban

The lawyer of Sarabjit Singh, who is on death row in a Pakistani prison, on Friday said he had received a death threat from the Taliban for pursuing the case of the Indian national. #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Sarabjit Singh #Tehrik-e-Taliban #Human Rights Commission