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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 ..

U.S Government amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 in support of Hong Kong protestors

The United States President, Donald Trump on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, signed two legislations that amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 and supports the pro-democracy protesters of Hong Kong. The bills amended are: 1)Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, under which the special trade status of Hong Kong will ..

Kerala high court rules that right to access Internet is part of fundamental Right to Education (RTE) & Right to Privacy

The Kerala High Court has recently ruled that the right to have access to the Internet is part of the fundamental Right to Education (RTE) & also the Right to Privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution. The verdict came on a petition filed by a Kozhikode college student challenging her expulsion for not adhering ..

Access to Internet is a Fundamental Right: Kerala High Court

A single bench of the Kerala high court headed by Justice PV Asha has ruled that access to the Internet is a fundamental right which cannot be taken away arbitrarily. Case before Kerala High Court The court was hearing a petition filed by Faheema Shirin, an 18-year-old BA student which questioned the hostel rules which ..

UNHRC Expresses Concerns over NRC in Assam and Situation in J and K

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 ..

2019 World Day for International Justice (WDIJ)

The World Day for International Justice (WDIJ) is observed every year on July 17 to promote international criminal justice and as a way of supporting the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) . The aim of this day is to unite everyone who wants to support justice as well as promote victims’ rights. It ..

India Condemns UN report on Kashmir Situation

India has lodged a strong protest with the United Nations Human Rights Office over its report on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. UNHRC Report In 2018 the Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released had released a report on Kashmir. Now an update has been released citings neither the Governments of India ..