human rights

human rights News

Lok Sabha passes Bill to amend human rights law

Several Opposition parties objected to the Bill in its present form, saying it has many gaps and was not in conformity with the Paris Principles — Paris Principles are a set of international standards which frame and guide the work of human rights institutions.

'When I look at the world today, I see that courage is needed more than ever': Amal Clooney

Physical abuse, restrictions on mobility of women, attacks on freedom of the press and injustices against the LGBT community are some issues, Amal Clooney highlights in this speech at Vanderbilt University in 2018.


10 books your kids can read to become better persons

Teach your kids about basic human rights, from education to equality, and the stalwarts through these interesting and easy-to-read books.

In Good Faith: The rights side of 70

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948, holds lessons for a more equitable future.

Human Rights Day: 5 world movies to watch with kids

He Named Me Malala to Ruby Bridges, here are some movies that your kids would enjoy watching.

Pakistan kicks out 18 international charities after rejecting final appeal

Pakistan and its security forces are still stinging from a 2011 covert operation that involved a Pakistani doctor, an aid group and a vaccination scam to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding US Navy Seals who tracked and later killed him.


Human rights law group calls for tribunal on crimes against Rohingya

A report by UN investigators in August found that Myanmar's military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingyas with "genocidal intent," and said the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted under international law.

Egypt creates new human rights watchdog - to protect itself

The mission of the body, according to a Cabinet statement, is to "respond to claims" made against Egypt's human rights record and formulate a "unified Egyptian vision" to be stated in regional and international forums.

Bipartisan legislation introduced against China's human rights abuses in Xinjiang

The legislation calls for an FBI report to provide information on the harassment and intimidation experienced by ethnic Uyghurs and Chinese nationals studying or working temporarily in the US by Chinese officials.

Progress on rights depends on guarding free ideas: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said that “human rights activists” groups “seem to think differently” and maintain “a stoic silence” when “innocents are killed by left-wing extremists”.