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UN experts: Pakistan must end enforced disappearance of human rights defender
UN human rights experts on Friday called on the Pakistani authorities to end the secret detention of human rights defender Idris Khattak, who has not been heard from in more than nine months.
India calls out Pakistan at UNHRC over violence against human rights
Geneva (Switzerland): During India's right to reply at 45th Session of H...
UN expresses concern over treatment of scribes and human rights defenders in Pakistan
"We have followed with increasing concern numerous inst...
India pulls up Pakistan, Turkey & OIC at UNHRC meet for comments on internal matters
First secretary, Permanent mission of India in Geneva Pawan Badhe who delivered India's right to reply said: "We reject the reference made by the OIC to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral part of India.
Speedo to probe findings of human rights violations against Indian partner Page
Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, on Monday said that "unacceptable risk" due to human rights violation led to exclusion of some companies including Page, which is the exclusive licensee for Speedo and innerwear maker Jockey International in India.
Draft EIA notification doesn't give exemptions from public consultations to industries: Ministry
In a separate reply, Supriyo also rebutted the objections raised by the United Nations' Special Rapporteur, an independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme, against the draft EIA.
Global human rights bodies urge UN chief to appoint special envoy to probe violations by Chinese state
Earlier June 26, an unprecedented 50 United Nations experts called for “decisive measures to protect fundamental freedoms in China.” They highlighted China’s mass human rights violations in Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang, suppression of information in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
NHRC forms expert panel to study COVID impact on human rights
The expert panel would be headed by Dr K S Reddy, president of Public Health Foundation of India. The expert committee would assess the impact of Covid-19 on human rights of people, especially marginalised and vulnerable sections of the society, including migrant labourers.
NHRC core group to discuss food security crisis amid coronavirus pandemic
ET gathers that the NHRC has called a meeting of its Core Group on Right to Food and Nutrition and has sought details from various ministries on governmental measures taken to address it. The Commission will soon issue an advisory to the Centre and states on the crisis.
Countries should join Trump in fight to stop China's aggression: Human rights activist
"Standing up to tyranny is not easy. I know. When I spoke out against China's 'one child' policy and other injustices, I was persecuted, beaten and sent to prison and put under house arrest by the Chinese Communist Party," Chen Guangcheng said in his address to the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.
As UN turns 75, celebration seems to be muted by calamity and conflict
When the United Nations was founded by the Allied victors, the goal was to avert another descent into another global apocalypse. And for all its shortcomings, the organization that Eleanor Roosevelt called “our greatest hope for future peace” has at least helped achieve that.
WHO calls for 'rethink' of elderly care after COVID-19 losses
Fatality rates in care homes have been high, partly because the elderly are more vulnerable to the disease but also because the response has been lacking, leading to some centres being overwhelmed, with bodies left unattended in rooms even in some rich countries.
Trump prefers 'tougher and meaner' foreign leaders
Journalist Bob Woodward played the recording on NBC's Today show ahead of the Tuesday publication of his book "Rage," which is based on 18 taped interviews with Trump.
Assam Human Rights Commission issues notice to govt over Covid situation in Guwahati jail
The AHRC has taken cognizance of a complaint made by the Leader of the Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly, Debabrata Saikia regarding gross negligence in providing necessary healthcare and diet to the inmates of Guwahati Central Jail and other jails of Assam.
India pulls up Pakistan for using UN platform for spreading anti-India rhetoric
During the High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace on Thursday, India called the Pakistani attempt “unfortunate” and said, “We have witnessed another attempt by the delegation of Pakistan to exploit a UN platform for hate speech against India”