Keyword Results for 'human rights'
Animal rights group file for chimps' 'fundamental rights' Dec 3, 1:22 pm
New York, December 3 (ANI): A US animal rights group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of captived chimpanzees, while claiming the existence of scientific evidence that shows the animals being "self-aware and autonomous".
New Delhi/Kolkata, Dec.3 (ANI): Pressure is reportedly mounting on retired Supreme Court Justice A.K. Ganguly to quit as the head of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) over his alleged role in a sexual harassment case.
Navi Pillay implicates Assad for Syria war crimes Dec 3, 11:24 am
London, Dec. 3 (ANI): The United Nation's human rights chief Navi Pillay has directly implicated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for war crimes in the war-torn country.
HR groups slam David Cameron for decision not to raise Tibet issue during China visit Nov 30, 3:41 pm
London, Nov. 30 (ANI): UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of being selective about human rights principles after he refused to raise Tibet issue during his visit to China next week.
Islamabad, Nov. 29 (ANI): The United Nations has passed a landmark first resolution in support of women's rights defenders, appealing to all states to publicly condemn violence against women and give activists free access to UN bodies.
Washington, Nov. 27 (ANI): Pope Francis has reportedly said that the Catholic Church will not be 'progressive' to abandon its views about the morality of abortion.
Wellington, Nov. 27 (ANI): The United Nations General Assembly's human rights committee has unanimously adopted a resolution to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance.
London, Nov. 25 (ANI): A new law restricting public protests in Egypt has been condemned by human rights groups.
London, Nov. 23 (ANI): UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been asked to justify allowing export of machine guns and assault rifles to Sri Lanka, despite his recent criticism of the country's human rights abuses.
Iran policies violate international obligations to protect Afghan refugees' rights: HRW Nov 21, 4:29 pm
Kabul, Nov. 21. (ANI): A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has revealed that the Iranian government policies toward its Afghan refugees and migrant population violate its legal obligations to protect this vulnerable group from abuse.
NHRC asks Rajasthan chief secretary to arrest Bikaner DM Nov 19, 6:57 pm
New Delhi, Nov.19 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked Rajasthan Chief Secretary C.K.Mathew to arrest the District Magistrate of Bikaner for his willful disobedience of its directions.
New Delhi, Nov.18 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought further clarifications from the Secretary, Revenue Department, Government of Kerala and District Collector, Kannur for not explaining the legislative and administrative actions taken for preventing illegal and indiscriminate sand mining from the seashores in the State.
`Defiant` Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka would `take own time' in probing alleged HR abuses Nov 17, 10:33 am
London, Nov. 17 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reacted defiantly to Britain's call for an inquiry into alleged human rights abuses.
New Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar has praised India's decision to point out to Sri Lanka that it has come up short in safeguarding the human rights of the minority Sri Lankan Tamil community during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo.
Colombo, Nov.15 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said that the issue of human rights is part of the development agenda, and added that this is subject of an on going discussion in the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM).
HRW says Bangladesh factory deaths could have been prevented Nov 15, 2:30 pm
New York, Nov. 15 (ANI): Seven deaths at an October fire in a fabric mill in Bangladesh could have been prevented, Human Rights Watch has said.
London, Nov. 15 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has hits out at critics who questioned the country's human rights record during the Commonwealth summit.
New Delhi, Nov.14 (ANI): During his visit here, British Prime Minister David Cameron defended his decision to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka, and said it will help him to raise the human rights violation issue with that country.
Exiled Tibetans protest China's UNHRC re-election bid Nov 13, 1:19 pm
Dharamsala, Nov.13 (ANI): Exiled Tibetans and other supporters have strongly objected to China's re-election bid as a member of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
London, Nov. 13 (ANI): Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam is boycotting this week's Commonwealth summit in Colombo over Sri Lanka's human rights record.
Islamabad, Nov. 12 (ANI): Pakistan's Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has urged the Islamabad government to urgently prevent deadly sectarian attacks on Shia Muslims that escalate during the holy month of Moharram.
ACHR questions Maldives re-election as UNHCR member Nov 12, 11:44 am
New Delhi, Nov.12 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has questioned Maldives re-election as United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) member.
China's inclusion to UNHRC likened to 'fox guarding chickens' Nov 10, 3:53 pm
London, Nov. 10 (ANI): China is almost certain to be elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, despite evidence of a worsening human rights record across the country.
Sydney, Nov. 10 (ANI): Syrian rebels recaptured a base near the international airport in the northern city of Aleppo in a counteroffensive against the army.
Dubai, Nov. 09 (ANI): Sri Lanka has denied refusing visas to a delegation from an international human rights group for attending the Commonwealth summit in Colombo, claiming that its permission was not sought for the overseas visitors.
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