Articles by Shreerupa Mitra
Jul 31, 2017
Pakistan witnesses no let-up in executions by military courts, UN Human Rights Committee expresses concernThe United Nations (UN) has asked Pakistan to review the legislation relating to military courts that gives them the authority to impose the death penalty, reform military courts to ensure fair trial and to ensure that coerced confessions are never admissible in legal proceedings, after a recent, first-ever UN review of the country’s record of implementing its civil and political rights.
Jul 24, 2017
Myanmar human rights issue worsens, with Rohingyas denied access to international organisationsThe human rights situation in some of Myanmar’s states is deteriorating, with reports of the use of human shields by the armed forces, while the situation of Rohingyas has become “more complicated”, a United Nations (UN) investigator said on Monday at the end of a 12-day official mission to the country.
Jul 20, 2017
India takes potshots at Donald Trump administration at Geneva, says nationalist politics hurt multilateralismInward-looking policies of countries is killing multilateralism, New Delhi said in Geneva, adding that growing trade protectionism is also a matter of concern
Jul 18, 2017
State-sponsored torture of Tamils 'routine and endemic' in Sri Lanka, reveals UN fact-finding missionTorture is "routine and endemic" in Sri Lanka and the Tamil community in the country has taken the brunt of it, a UN expert has concluded at the end of a fact-finding mission to the island-nation.
Jul 14, 2017
UN committee asks Sri Lanka to end military involvement in commercial, civilian activitiesA United Nations (UN) committee has recommended to the Sri Lankan government that the military end its involvement in commercial and civilian activities.
Jul 10, 2017
UN slams Pakistan over repeated terrorist attacks on schools, police abuse of Afghan refugeesThe United Nations (UN) is “concerned” about continuing terrorist attacks on educational institutions and the military’s use of schools, especially in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan, a report of the UN’s review of Pakistan’s social, cultural and economic rights says.
Jun 30, 2017
US pressure on India to grant more patents on pharma products 'appalling', say health advocatesTop health advocates have called the attempt by the US to pressure India to grant additional patents on drugs and vaccines as “appalling” and are writing a letter to a US lawmaker to register their protest
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 13, 2017
Kashmir protests: 'Concrete evidence' on cross-border support given to Pakistan, India tells UNHRCIndia has handed over “concrete evidence” to Pakistan that the protests in Kashmir are supported from across the border and that designated terrorist organisations continue to operate “freely” in Pakistan, India told the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on Tuesday in response to a Pakistani statement.