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UN expert fears violence with troops sent to Myanmar city

February 17, 2021 12:26 pm

More protests were expected Wednesday all over the country despite the possibility of violence by the army and police.

IOC accused of ignoring human rights for 2022 Beijing Games

December 18, 2020 4:08 pm

Obtained by The Associated Press, the letter says the IOC has "turned a blind eye to the widespread and systematic human rights violations being committed by the Chinese authorities."

Saudi Arabia abolishes death sentence for minors

April 27, 2020 8:16 am

The Gulf kingdom is one of the world's most prolific executioners. But its Human Rights Commission is hoping this move will help update the country's penal system.

Panama’s coronavirus gender curfew sidelines transgender people

April 24, 2020 3:50 pm

Human Rights Watch has urged Panama's president to prevent discrimination against transgender people, following several reports of harassment.

Protect human rights of illegal immigrants in detention: HC to Karnataka govt

November 09, 2019 12:38 am

The directive comes in the wake of the detention of 60 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, including nearly 40 women and children, by Bengaluru Police in a special drive on October 25 at the prodding of the new BJP government in Karnataka.

Lok Sabha passes Bill to amend human rights law

July 20, 2019 2:26 am

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

May 16, 2019 6:30 am

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.

In Good Faith: The rights side of 70

December 17, 2018 12:40 am

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

Human Rights Day 2019: 5 world movies to watch with kids

December 10, 2019 8:20 am

Human Rights Day 2019: He Named Me Malala to Ruby Bridges, here are some movies that your kids would enjoy watching.

10 books your kids can read to become better persons

December 17, 2018 6:27 pm

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