A human rights-based approach to the pandemic is based on values. It prioritises the most disadvantaged and vulnerable and it is holistic.
Amnesty International halts India operations, claims 'witch hunt over unfounded, motivated allegations'
Amnesty said the government action to freeze its accounts comes amid the organisation’s reports critical of the riots in Delhi and the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir
Solicitor General’s stance on same-sex marriage before Delhi HC goes against Indian law; rights aren't a matter of political convenience
The law of India does recognise same-sex relationships and it is time for courts in this country to declare the law and bring relief to millions of LGBTQ individuals who live in India.
Katju also repeatedly made comparisons between India and Germany under the Nazi regime, saying Nirav Modi has been made a convenient scapegoat for India's economic crisis
How Latin American horror films highlight femicides, political corruption and other human rights abuses
Guillermo Del Toro’s genre-bending and -blending approach to filmmaking allows him to reach a large and varied audience while also providing sharp social and historical commentary on Spain’s fraught past.
Saad Aljabri has accused Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of using increasingly aggressive tactics to try to return him to Saudi Arabia, including offering him a job, threatening to have him extradited on corruption charges, and arresting two of his children
The sanctions freeze any assets the targets may have in US jurisdictions and bar Americans from doing business with them
WaterAid commissioned 10 visual artists from across the Global South to interpret the far-reaching impact access to clean water and decent sanitation has on people’s lives and the role these vital basics play in the realisation of other human rights
You’re 40 today, which makes you part of the first-ever batch of millennials to hit the big four-oh. This generation grew up with you. And you of all people know that as a generation, we just can’t seem to catch a break.
China has also drawn criticism from other governments, including the G-7 countries. Foreign ministers from the bloc said this month that the law was a threat to Hong Kong’s autonomy and called on China to abandon it
Faced with daunting challenges in lockdown, trans men in India rely on online, offline support from community
The lockdown has not only caused trans men in rural and urban India to be stuck in unsupportive quarantine spaces, but also increased the inaccessibility of regular testosterone shots and gender affirming surgery, thus adding to their dysphoria and other mental health issues.
'I feel the pain of having nowhere to go': A Manipuri trans woman recounts her ongoing lockdown ordeal
Siku, a Nupi Manbi (trans woman) from Manipur, found her job and life in Bengaluru suddenly at end with the lockdown. Having returned to Manipur, however, Siku has had an especially difficult journey that is nowhere close to its end.
India's image has taken big hit in past year; only recourse is for BJP to up engagement with world in transparent manner
Ever since it became a sovereign republic, India has meticulously built its global network of "friends" through continuous democratic practice and evolution, not least under former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru who sought to build a secular and liberal country
In major role reversal, global leaders call on Donald Trump's USA to protect journalists amid ongoing unrest
Attacks against journalists covering demonstrations against racial injustice have prompted foreign governments to call on US authorities to respect press freedom and protect reporters, both local and foreign
As human rights crisis brews in Assam's tea plantations, businesses must step up to end cycle of deprivation
To make a significant impact on the human rights of Assam's tea plantation workers, businesses need to move away from the window dressing approach of corporate social responsibility (CSR) that allows them to cherry-pick issues that they wish to address. They must move to a more robust and systematic approach — one that places the protection of human rights at its core.
Wholesale commodity markets, including metal and bullion, will also remain shut
Allow access to medical experts, relax information restrictions says UNHR investigator to North Korea
The UNHR investigator said North Koreans are malnourished, have stunted growth, and more vulnerable to COVID-19.
In Kashmir, complainants run pillar-to-post for justice in absence of commission for women and children that was dissolved last August
The other commissions which remain dissolved dealt with human rights, the right to information, the rights of the disabled, and allegations against public functionaries.
US warns China against meddling in Dalai Lama's succession, announces financial and travel sanctions against officials
Under the draft legislation, Washington would freeze any American asset and ban US travel of Chinese officials if they are found to be involved in 'identifying or installing' a Dalai Lama approved by Beijing.
Kashmir situation violates human rights, says US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell; urges India to end curbs on internet, mass detention
In the past several weeks, more than half a dozen US lawmakers have come out in support of India's position on Kashmir. Almost all of them have spoken on the floor of the House of Representatives.