Human Rights Weekly Round-up | September | Week 2 | 2021

“Qatar’s new electoral law to be discriminatory on the grounds of exclusion of thousands from voting or running in elections” warns HRW’s report. Click to Read More: Human Rights Watch Crackdown on journalists continues unabated as two Afghan journalists from Kabul-based newspaper Etilaatroz, get brutally tortured for covering protests by women in the Afghan capital. … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | September | Week 2 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 4 | 2021

Ban of 54 civil society groups threatens to seriously hamper the right to freedom of association in Uganda compounding the already afflicting restrictions on civic space. Click to Read More: Human Rights Watch Activists call for repeal of the National Plan for Special Education adopted by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro last September, to honor the … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 4 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 3 | 2021

1. The Taliban takeover after 20 years opens floodgates for human rights violations in Afghanistan - especially towards women and other minorities. Click to read more: Reuters 2. Citing human rights violations on the ground, Manipur Human Rights Commission recommended the state to remove the “disturbed area” status, in force since Dec, 2020. Click to … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 3 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 2 | 2021

Experts slam The Ghana government's draft anti-LGBTI Bill as being violative of a number of human rights. Click to read more: OHCHR The Indonesian army puts an end to the inhumane virginity tests on female cadets of the army. Click to read more: CNN The basic human right to a peaceful protest curbed manifoldly by … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 2 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 1 | 2021

Kyrgiz law, targeted at false information, poses a serious threat to freedom of speech in the country by allowing anonymous government body to block content online without undergoing judicial scrutiny. Click to read more: Human Rights Watch Large protests erupt in the Indian capital New Delhi to demand justice for a minor dalit girl, victim … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 1 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 4 | 2021

The Chilean government has undertaken a violative deportation process, putting a number of Venezuelan migrants and their family members at stake. The process offers no due process including the right to be heard and to present evidence.  Click to read more: Human Rights Watch Disruption in the already fragile social balance and position of women … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 4 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 3 | 2021

Argentina recognizes non-binary identities as The National Identity Document and Passports of Argentina will now include a third gender category allowing people to choose to be designated other than female or male. Click to Read More: Human Rights Watch Six French and International Human Rights organizations file a class action lawsuit against France after it … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 3 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 2 | 2021

Danish Siddiqui, an Indian photojournalist for Thomson Reuters has been killed in Afghanistan while at work.  Danish was reporting on the latest skirmishes between Afghan Special forces and Taliban while he got caught in an ambush on the convoy near a key border with Pakistan. Several state leaders and eminent personalities have mourned the loss … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | July | Week 2 | 2021

Human Rights Weekly Round -up | September | Week 3 | 2020

A Delhi court sent former JNU student leader Umar Khalid, arrested under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), to police custody for ten days in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February.  Click to Read - The Wire The Upper House of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) passed two contentious farm … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round -up | September | Week 3 | 2020