Eleanor Holmes Norton

  1. Outrage is mounting in India over alleged torture and deaths of P Jeyaraj, 58, and his son Fenix, 38, who were arrested for allegedly keeping their stores open past permitted hours and were kept in police custody an entire night and died within hours of release; two days later owing to custodial violence.

Click to Read – BBC World News

  1. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, India, on March 12, 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, had put out a draft proposal to amend the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) norms and the last date for public comments is June 30, 2020 ; if the draft is accepted then it will deny citizens the social, legal and political forums available to protect the environment from bad government decisions.

Click to Read – The Wire 

  1. Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera was declared the winner of a re-run Presidential election, a dramatic reversal of incumbent Peter Mutharika’s discredited win 13 months earlier in a process that analysts view as a triumph for democracy in Africa.

Click to Read – Reuters 

  1. The US House of Representative’s overwhelming vote on 26th June came in favour of the admission of Washington in the US Congress, as the 51st US state affirms that Washington, DC residents are entitled to equal voting rights.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch 

  1. For the first time in the history of the sexual non-conformity and diversity movements in America, LGBTIQ+pride marches have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this has not prevented organizations, groups, leaders and people who defend LGBTIQ+ rights from organizing a series of activities – the vast majority online – to send messages of solidarity and hope, as well as to put forth their demands to the states.

Click to Read – Amnesty International

  1. Micheál Martin becomes Ireland’s new taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister); he is expected to lead the country until December 2022 before handing back the charge back to Leo Varadkar, the Fine Gael leader.

Click to Read – BBC World News

  1. With just few days to go until Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is allowed, per the coalition government agreement, to pursue the annexation of illegally occupied West Bank territory, debate swirls around what – if any – land will be formally annexed in the coming weeks and months.

Click to Read – Aljazeera

  1. Human Rights Watch agency has addressed a letter to the European Commissioner for Justice and Members of the European Parliament in order  to draw attention to HRW’s key recommendations for elements to be included in the new EU legislation on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence, including on climate change.

Click to Read – Human Rights Watch

  1. The UN releases a report on the organization’s response to Covid-19 and the roadmap out of the pandemic, wherein it is stated that the UN has shipped more than 250 million items of personal protective equipmentdestined for health workers in over 130 countries and moving forward their response will be centred around three pillars: human health, recovery, and addressing the socioeconomic, humanitarian and human rights aspects of the pandemic.

Click to Read – UN News 

  1. As countries now contend with economic crisis, service shortfalls and high levels of stress, many women find themselves trapped in isolation with abusive partners, without access to information and support services that they need and in order to counter this alarming rise, UN Women offices around the world have partnered with tech giants like Google, Twitter and Facebook to provide important information about helpline services for domestic violence survivors.

Click to Read – UN Women News

News Collated by: Darshi Shah
Darshi is a masters student in international management and 
sustainability at Sciences PO, Paris and the Communications Lead at 
Contego Humanitas Foundation.

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