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HRW questions Sri Lanka on sending ex-army chief to parliament Feb 11, 11:59 am
New York, Feb.11 (ANI):The Sri Lankan government's appointment to parliament of a former army chief whose forces were implicated in widespread abuses contradicts pledges to investigate alleged war crimes, Human Rights Watch said today.
New Delhi, Feb.10 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission, in yet another case of refusal to admit a serious patient in Delhi hospitals, has observed that it is not clear why the patient cannot be temporarily admitted in any other general ward or ICU of any other specialty in case of shortage of a bed in a particular wing of a hospital?
New Delhi, Feb. 9 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued a notice to Delhi Government over reported refusal by its hospitals to admit a serious patient due to one or the other reason.
UN rights chief meets President, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Feb 9, 2:08 pm
Colombo, Feb 9(ANI): The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who is on a four-day official visit to Sri Lanka at the invitation of the government, called on the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today.
Lanka's opposition party protests on UN Human Rights Chief visit Feb 7, 12:18 pm
Colombo, Feb.7 (ANI): The National Freedom Front (NFF), Sri Lanka's opposition political party led by MP Wimal Weerawansa has organized a protest in Colombo against the visit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.
UN human rights chief arrives in Lanka to probe war crimes Feb 6, 2:28 pm
Colombo, Feb.6(ANI):The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has arrived in Sri Lanka amid concerns that the country's President Maithripala Sirisena is backtracking on promises to investigate war crimes.
Pak envoy calls on world to combat 'Islamophobia' at UN Feb 6, 1:54 pm
Karachi, Feb.6 (ANI): Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has said that Islamophobic acts were unfortunately taking place in countries known as traditional champions of human rights and humanitarianism. She was participating in an event organised at the United Nations by the Pakistan mission and the OIC on 'Countering Xenophobia through Interfaith Cooperation'.
UN Human Rights chief arrives in Lanka Feb 6, 11:40 am
Colombo, Feb 06(ANI): United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday for a four day official visit at the invitation of the Sri Lankan Government.
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports on the alleged stripping of a Tanzanian girl student and forcing her to walk "without her top" in Bengaluru on the night of January 31, the National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notices to the Karnataka Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee and Director General of Police (DGP) Om Prakash to submit a report within two weeks regarding the action taken in the matter.
SC has provided hope to LGBT community: HRW Feb 3, 12:43 pm
New York, Feb. 3 (ANI): The Supreme Court of India has provided some hope to members of the LGBT community by referring petitions filed against a 2013 decision that upheld a discriminatory law criminalizing same-sex relations, to a five-judge bench for review, said Human Rights Watch today.
New Delhi, Feb. 2 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued a notice to the Kerala Government in a matter of the death of an elderly woman due to the alleged neglect by her children.
Naz Foundation welcomes SC decision on homosexuality Feb 2, 5:14 pm
New Delhi, Feb.2 (ANI): With the Supreme Court referring curative plea on homosexuality to five-judge bench, the petitioner's lawyer Anand Grover on Tuesday said the apex court took the decision as questions of constitutionality and basic human rights are involved in the case.
Lanka to host Commonwealth regional human rights seminar tomorrow Jan 31, 12:25 pm
Colombo, Jan 31(ANI): The Parliament of Sri Lanka has decided to host a three day Commonwealth regional seminar from tomorrow to improve the abilities of parliamentarians to promote and protect human rights in Asia.
UN Chief hopes Lanka to stand by commitment on UNHRC resolution Jan 30, 4:09 pm
New York, Jan 30(ANI): The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed hope that Sri Lankan government will abide by the commitment it made to the UN Human Rights Council in October last year when it co-sponsored the UN resolution.
Iran sending thousands of Afghans to fight in Syria: HRW Jan 29, 12:45 pm
New York, Jan 29: Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has recruited thousands of undocumented Afghans living there to fight in Syria since at least November 2013, Human Rights Watch said today.
HRW says 'freedom of expression' in Bangladesh under threat Jan 27, 6:31 pm
Dhaka,Jan. 27(ANI):Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in its World Report 2016 that freedom of expression in Bangladesh came under severe attack in 2015.
HRW calls on Lanka to accomplish UNHRC commitments Jan 25, 2:16 pm
New York,Jan.25(ANI): Global rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to fulfill its commitments to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by ensuring that foreign judges and prosecutors play a significant role in the mandated accountability mechanism for wartime abuses.
NHRC to hold human rights seminar at Gauhati University Jan 18, 5:46 pm
New Delhi, Jan. 18 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission is organising a two-day National Seminar on 'Global Thinking on Human Rights.
Delhi Govt. to set up maiden State Human Rights Commission Jan 17, 9:47 am
New Delhi, Jan. 17 (ANI): The Delhi government will set up its first State Human Rights Commission following the Chief Justice of India's concerns over the absence of such a body in the national capital for over two decades.
New Delhi, Jan.16 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a private school in Bishnupur area of South 24 Parganas, West Bengal banned an HIV positive student.
Your boss can pry on your private chats now Jan 14, 9:36 am
Melbourne, Jan. 14 (ANI): Employees in Europe now need to be careful about who they communicate with during working hours, using the company's computer.
New Delhi, Jan. 13 (ANI): US Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall said on Wednesday that Washington would continue to press Pakistan to help India to bring to justice the culprits behind the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): US Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall condemned the recent attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot and asserted that both Washington and New Delhi have been brought together by shared trauma of terrorism.
NHRC recommends Rs.4 lakh to the families of four new born babies who died due to medical negligence in Jamshedpur Jan 12, 6:33 pm
New Delhi, Jan. 12 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended interim relief of rupees one lakh each to the next of kin of four new born babies, who died due to the medical negligence at Community Health Centre, Jugsalai, Jamshedpur on December 14, 2013.
Patna, Jan. 6 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Bihar Government over reported deplorable conditions of prisons in the state.
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