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ILO, UNHRC to take up labour issues at Maruti Suzuki

By Harpreet Bajwa – CHANDIGARH New Indian Express online, 31st May 2013  The alleged violence and human rights violation of workers at the Manesar plant of Maruti Suzuki will be taken up at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United… Continue Reading →

Fixing accountability for unlawful killings in India #AFSPA

DIVYA TRIVEDI, The Hindu The HinduStudents demand withdrawal of the Act. Photo: S. Subramanium TOPICS  Periscope India Delhi crime, law and justice laws police punishment execution social issue death and dying Hundred and nine civilian deaths occurred due to police… Continue Reading →

Denial of abortion is “torture,” says United Nations report #Vaw #reproductiverights

Special Rapporteur on torture Juan E. Méndez. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré by Susan Michelle Tyrell March 25, 2013, A report recently presented to the United Nations (PDF link) says that a denial of abortion can be considered torture, in line with actual methods of… Continue Reading →

‘Probe sexual violence against Tamils in Sri Lanka’ #Vaw

NEW DELHI, February 22, 2013 J. Balaji, The Hindu The Hindu File photo of Brad Adams, Asia Director, Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch’s report to be released on Monday The Human Rights Watch (HRW), a global human rights organisation, has sought… Continue Reading →

#Srilanka -Without truth, there can be no justice or peace

Callum Macrae’s documentary No Fire Zone: Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields is making waves, showing war crimes during the LTTE-government conflict. Speaking with Manoj Ramachandran, Macrae discussed his views on the Sri Lankan government, why accountability is crucial – and how… Continue Reading →

UN Survey on women Make your voice heard #Vaw #Womenrights #Gender #Justice #1billionrising

Civil Society Section Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights  Survey on discrimination against women in economic and social life  Make your voice heard   Dear all, the Working Group on Discrimination against Women invites you to contribute… Continue Reading →

Pakistan’s human rights review: Internet censorship comes under scrutiny

By The Express Tribune Published: November 3, 2012 Netherlands asks Islamabad to remove restrictions on internet access. PHOTO: FILE KARACHI: As part of a review of Pakistan’s human rights standing, the Netherlands has recommended that Pakistan remove restrictions on internet access…. Continue Reading →

#India- Long Live The Iron Lady Of Manipur- #Irom Sharmila

  By Asis Mishra 27 October, 2012 Countercurrents.org Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign is observing 12 Article series to reflect 12 years of suppression of Irom Sharmila’s fast. Irom Sharmila is completing her 12 years of fast on 5th November. This… Continue Reading →

UN condemns Iran’s use of ‘stoning’ as ‘capital punishment’

  London, Oct. 12 (ANI): United Nations human rights officials have condemned Iran‘s use of stoning as a form of capital punishmentamong a number of “deeply troubling” rights violations, many of which are “systemic in nature,” according to a report. UN Human Rights Council‘s… Continue Reading →

Your chance to influence UN Special Rapporteur’s report on access to medicines and the right to health –

Add your voice today! We would like to encourage you to add your voices to the UN Special Rapporteur‘s report on access to medicines and the right to health. Your voices will significantly contribute to integrating women’s human rights and… Continue Reading →

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