Page-13 of Human rights Current Affairs, GK & News

Justice Cyriac Joseph appointed as acting Chairman of NHRC

President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Justice Cyriac Joseph as acting Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). His appointment comes after then Chairman of NHRC Justice K.G. Balakrishnan completed his tenure. He will remain in office till new Chairman is appointed. Presently, Justice Cyriac Joseph is member of NHRC. He hails from Kaiphuza village of ..

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Former CM of Mizoram Brigadier (Retd) Thenphunga Sailo passes away

Former Chief Minister (CM) of Mizoram Brigadier (Retd) Thenphunga Sailo passed away on 27 March 2015 in Aizawl, Mizoram. Apart from being CM, he was also one of the prominent voices against the human rights violation by the armed forces’ in 1970s in the insurgency-hit Mizo hills. About Thenphunga Sailo Sailo was born on 1 ..

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Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to 13-year imprisonment

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by country’s criminal court under the anti-terrorism laws. He was charged under the island nation’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 1990 for his order to arrest a Criminal Court judge Abdulla Mohamed in 2012.  The case against Nasheed was based on the investigation report of the Human Rights ..

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Sri Lanka Parliament enacts witness protection law

Sri Lankan Parliament has passed the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Bill. This bill aims at protecting the rights of criminal victims and witnesses especially in human rights accountability. Key provisions of enacted law Compensation to witnesses who cooperate with investigations. Strict punitive action against those who harass victims or ..

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