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Dec 13, 2017
Rohingya women face 'sweeping and methodical' assault by Myanmar forces; Why India can't afford to turn a blind eyeThe hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have been fleeing from the country of Myanmar because of atrocities and discrimination have been in the media spotlight since late August. The UN has called it “the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis,” and, “the most persecuted minority on earth.”
Nov 17, 2017
Jaffna HC summons Sri Lankan Army chief Mahesh Senanayake over disappearance of 24 Tamils in 1996A Sri Lankan court has summoned the commander of the country's Army over the disappearance of 24 Tamils since their arrest in 1996
Sep 27, 2017
Deporting Rohingya could have huge implications on India and tarnish global image, says lawyer Colin GonsalvesRohingya have asked for protection and the right to not be returned to the place where they are being persecuted under Article 21, says lawyer Colin Gonsalves.
Sep 23, 2017
Campaigners against female genital mutilation call upon UNHRC to address issueA group of campaigners against the female genital mutilation has called for stopping the practice in India and urged the UNHRC to address the issue
Sep 18, 2017
Rohingya crisis: Doctor Without Borders urges Myanmar to grant global aid agencies access to Rakhine stateThe Doctors Without Borders appeal comes amid an ongoing military offensive in Rakhine in Myanmar that was launched on 25 August
Jun 15, 2017
India tells Pakistan to stop acting as 'epicentre' of terrorism, raking up Kashmir issuePakistan’s "blatant" abuse of human rights in Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, including the persecution of minorities, is creating a "cauldron of tumult" in the entire region, India told the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Thursday
Jun 14, 2017
US-led air strikes on Raqqa displaced 1,60,000 people: UN war crime investigatorsThe United States-led coalition air strikes on Raqqa has resulted in a “staggering loss” of civilian lives with as many as 1,60,000 people being internally displaced, United Nations war crime investigators said on Wednesday.
Jun 11, 2017
MK Stalin to United Nations Human Rights Council: Protect rights of Sri Lankan TamilsChennai: DMK working president and Tamil Nadu Opposition Leader MK Stalin Sunday sought the intervention of the United Nations Human Rights Council to "protect" the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils living in the island nation.
Mar 01, 2017
India's stand on Kashmir violates international law, claims Pakistan at UNHRCThe "Indian claim" that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is about terrorism is a false narrative and a "desperate attempt" to divert the attention of the international community from grave human rights violations being committed in the state, Pakistan told the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday
Sep 15, 2015
UNHRC chief says Sri Lanka rights violations of ‘most serious nature'The report of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)-mandated investigation on alleged war crimes committed in Sri Lanka in 2009 has said the crimes were of the “most serious nature”.