United Nations Human Rights Committee Current Affairs, GK & News

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 ..

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International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

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 ..

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UNHRC asks China to ensure universal voting rights in Hong Kong

The UNHRC ( United Nations Human Rights Committee) asked China to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, specifying that universal voting rights included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote. Role of UNHRC in Hong Kong The UNHRC monitors compliance with an international treaty on civil and political rights, ..

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