Human rights: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Why is UNHCR insisting India to revise FCRA regulations?

The United Nations high Commissioner for human rights is insisting India to revise its foreign contribution Regulation Act 2010.  Highlights The high Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has raised concerns over the restrictions imposed by India over foreign funding for the Non-governmental organisations. The commisioner also raised concerns on the arrests of activists in the country.  What ..

Netherland to bring Russia before European Court of Human Rights

The Dutch Government (Netherlands) will bring Russia before European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for its role in downing of flight MH17. Highlights The Dutch Government will submit an inter-state application and will share relevant information about downing of Flight MH17. In 2014, the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in the conflict zone of eastern ..

UNHRC votes to commission UN report on systemic racism

The UN Human Rights Council has unanimously voted to commission a UN report on systemic racism and discrimination against black people. However, it did not order more intensive investigation of George Floyd’s death in the United States. The resolution only calls for a simple and generic report that aims to contribute to accountability and redress ..

International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims observed on 24 March

The International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed every year on 24 March, by the United Nations. This day pays tribute to Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero of El-Salvador, who was murdered on 24 March 1980. Óscar Romero was actively involved in ..

International NGO IMPACT reports India as among the Largest Gold Smuggling Hubs in the World

Canadian Nongovernment organization (NGO), IMPACT, in its study, named A Golden Web: How India Became One of the World’s Largest Gold Smuggling Hubs, has mentioned that India imports gold around 1,000 tons every year, which is a quarter above the official figures shown. Highlights from the report : About one-third of the total world’s gold ..