Despite facing harsh criticism, the Jammu and Kashmir government continues to put hundreds of people in jail under Public Safety Act.
Gianni Infantino announced Friday FIFA will establish a body to monitor working conditions for labourers at Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadiums and insisted the tournament would stay in the Gulf.
A UN report describing sweeping crimes like children and the disabled being burned alive and fighters being allowed to rape women as payment shows South Sudan is facing "one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world," the UN human rights chief said on Saturday.
Two hardliner Hurriyat Conference leaders on Monday met Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit in Delhi and told him that Islamabad should maintain "consistency and firmness" over its Kashmir policy.
FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Al Hussein on Sunday ruled out re-opening of the 2022 World Cup bid won by Qatar if he is elected for the top job unless the Gulf country fails to address the issue of alleged rights violation of workers hired to construct the stadia.
Philip Alston, an independent investigator appointed by UN and a distinguished law professor, has accused The World Bank of being a "human rights-free zone" which "treats human rights more like an infectious disease than universal values and obligations".
In his writ petition against the NHRC order, Bharti had sought that the Commission’s ruling be declared a “nullity” as it was passed without giving him an opportunity to lead evidence in his defence.
North Korea says the UN move is based on trumped-up allegations by defectors and backed by the United States
The UN's human rights committee approved a resolution that urges the UNSC to refer North Korea's human rights situation to the International Criminal Court.
A top BJP leader on Friday said the party would raise "human rights violations" and law and order situation in Bengal in Parliament and other forums.
The reports says that some returning Sudanese have faced torture, arbitrary detention, and treason charges at the hands of the anti-Israel Sudanese government, while returning Eritreans also risk harassment.
"In matters of disclosure of my travels, which are contained in the passport document, the Government of India has informed me that they would not permit such a disclosure," Gandhi wrote in a letter to her lawyer Ravi Batra.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi will move a US court here seeking dismissal of a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her by a Sikh advocacy group and will urge the court to prevent it from filing further cases on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in America.
Diplomacy isn't about ducking difficult decisions, Cameron says, calling for the world to protect values by taking action when they are at stake.
An Australian Senator and a New Zealand MP on a fact-finding mission into reported human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, have reportedly left the country after being detained in Colombo, a media report here said
CPI, which has been opposing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Colombo to attend the CHOGM meet, today asked the government to take a forthright position on alleged human rights violation in Sri Lanka by condemning it and raising it at the international fora
India is yet again forced to walk a tight rope vis-a-vis its diplomatic ties with Sri Lanka owing to domestic pressure from the Tamil Nadu government and Tamil civil society. Colombo says India is an emerging world power and much portray itself accordingly.
Certified 'U' by censor board, govt steps in twice to stop screenings of film on Kunan-Poshpora rape and violence against women.