1. A week after the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 was notified giving the Central Government power to designate an individual as “terrorist”, a Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court praying that it be declared unconstitutional.

Click to Read – Live Law

  1. New Home Office data reveals that a mere 1.5 percent of rapes reported to police in England and Wales led to a charge or summons between April 2018 and March 2019, down from nearly 14 percent three years earlier.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. Armed anti-riot police in Zimbabwe forcibly disperse hundreds of protesters, using teargas, batons, and a whip, tarnishing the image President Emmerson Mnangagwa has tried to paint of a new rights-respecting government post-Mugabe.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. With the final date for publication of the National Register of Citizens drawing near, neither the Central nor the State government seem to have been working on a proper plan for those who will soon be declared stateless.

Click to Read – The Hindu

  1. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asked the Maharashtra government to submit an action taken report (ATR) in a case where a 1993 Mumbai blasts victim has claimed that no compensation was paid to him in all these years.

Click to Read – The Hindu

  1. A United Nations fact-finding mission calls for an embargo on arms sales to Myanmar and targeted sanctions against businesses with connections to the military after finding that they are helping fund Human Rights abuses.

Click to Read – The Hindu

  1. On World Humanitarian Day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserts that Human Rights have been “totally violated” in Kashmir and urges people to pray for peace in the Valley.

Click to Read – The Daily Pioneer

  1. Decades-long prison sentences handed down to three women protesting the strictly enforced wearing of veils in Iran draws alarm and condemnation from six United Nations independent Human Rights experts.

Click to Read – UN News

  1. The UN environment agency and Human Rights Office (OHCHR) signs a landmark new agreement which aims at better protecting vulnerable human and environmental rights defenders and their families, while increasing protection for people and the places where they live, across the world.

Click to Read – UN News

  1. Voicing great concern over a sharp increase in the killing and maiming of children in Mali due to ongoing fighting and instability, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners call on all warring parties to stop attacks and “keep them out of harm’s way”.

Click to Read – UN News


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