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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, and the tense situation in Jammu and Kashmir while addressing the opening of the 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. What is UNHRC? The United Nations Human Rights Council ..
Topics: Commissioner for Human Rights • Criticism of the United Nations • Human rights • Human rights instruments • Israel, Palestine, and the United Nations • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights • Organizations • United Nations • United Nations Human Rights Council • United Nations special rapporteur • Universal Periodic Review
The Constitution of the World Health Organization states that “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition”. The right to health implies that: Everyone should have access to the health services they require, As ..
Topics: Children's rights • Constitution of India • Directive Principles • Economic, social and cultural rights • Fundamental rights • Fundamental rights in India • Human rights instruments • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights • Law by country • Politics by country • Right to Health • Rights
Former Indian diplomat Preeti Saran was elected unopposed for the Asia Pacific seat on the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) of the UN which monitors the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESR). Even though the members are nominated by the nations, the members of the CESCR serve in ..
Topics: ECOSOC • Human rights • Human rights instruments • India • International Bill of Human Rights • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights • Law
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on October 17 to recognize the struggles of the impoverished and to make their voices heard by governments and ordinary citizens. The 2018 theme is “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and ..
Topics: Crime prevention • Dignity • Extreme poverty • Human behavior • Human rights • Human rights and development • Human rights in East Asia • Human rights instruments • Poverty • Poverty reduction • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Government can invoke a state of emergency during civil unrest, a disaster, or an armed conflict. In a state of emergency, a government has the authority to execute certain actions which are not normally permitted. In these extraordinary circumstances government directs its institutions to implement emergency action plans. During a state of emergency people can ..
Topics: Economic, social and cultural rights • Human rights • Human rights instruments • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights • Law by country • Politics by country • Right to family life • Right to sexuality • State of emergency • United Nations Human Rights Committee