Keyword Results for 'human rights'
ACHR says Chief Justice Regmi becoming an obstacle to holding free and fair polls in Nepal May 23, 11:50 am
New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in its report, "2013 Proposed Elections in Nepal: An agenda for international ommunity" released today, has stated that the continuance of Khil Raj Regmi as the Chief Justice of Nepal is harming the independence of the judiciary, which is indispensable to conduct free and fair elections in that country.
Number of Afghan women jailed for 'moral crimes' increasing, says human rights group May 22, 1:19 pm
London, May 22 (ANI): A right group has said the number of women and girls in Afghanistan imprisoned for moral crimes has risen by 50 percent in the past 18 months.
Duchess Kate dubbed Britain's 'Queen Wag' by human rights activist May 22, 11:39 am
London, May 22 (ANI): The Duchess of Cambridge has been branded Britain's "Queen Wag" by an outspoken author in her new book.
'Legislation necessary to curb religious discrimination, ensure minority rights in Pak' May 19, 1:32 pm
Karachi, May 19 (ANI): Religious discrimination and acts like forced conversion of Hindu girls in Pakistan should be declared as crimes against humanity and legal action should be taken to curb it, speakers at a consultation on minority rights have said.
Johannesburg, May 19 (ANI): Syrian president Bashar Assad has said that claims of the West that the Syrian government used weapons of mass destruction against its countrymen are nothing but a pretext for waging war against Syria.
Lahore, May 13 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has rated the May 11 elections in the country as the "most poorly managed affair", and has recommended a serious initiative to revamp the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), redefine its priorities and reduce bureaucrats' meddling in political affairs.
Jerusalem, May 13 (ANI): At least 82,000 people have been killed and 12,500 others are missing after two years of civil war in Syria, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.
Naxals recruiting children in their ranks: ACHR May 10, 4:36 pm
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Delhi-based Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) has in its latest report titled "India's Child Soldiers", said that Naxals and other insurgent outfits are recruiting children to fulfill their objectives.
Islamabad, May 9 (ANI): Calling drone strikes by the CIA illegal and a threat to national integrity and sovereignty, the Peshawar High Court has ordered the government to compensate the victims of these strikes.
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) on Thursday filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) against the custodial death of Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay at the PGIMER, Chandigarh due to multiple organ failure.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in a press release today stated that Delhi University has decided to introduce compulsory Hindi and other Modern Indian Languages (MILs) in its four-year course programme for undergraduates without assessing the capacity of the faculty on MILs.
London, May 6 (ANI): Libya's parliament has passed a law banning officials from the Gaddafi era from holding political office.
Jerusalem, May 6 (ANI): United Nations human rights investigators have collected testimony indicating that rebel forces used nerve agent sarin.
Sydney, May 5 (ANI): Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could still be languishing in the Ecuadorean embassy in London in six months, according to his lawyer.
Beijing, May 4 (Xinhua-ANI): The UN Human Rights Office on Friday expressed its concern about the large number of casualties, reportedly including many civilians, and massive destruction of houses and property, as well as displacement that has taken place over the past few weeks in Nigeria.
ACHR says UN should ensure accountability for Sarabjit's murder May 2, 12:27 pm
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in a communication on Thursday urged the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Prof. Juan Mandez and UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions, Prof. Christop Heyns to intervene with the Government of Pakistan to ensure a credible inquiry for establishing justice into the murder of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in the custody of the Government of Pakistan.
London, May. 1 (ANI): Amnesty International has accused Sri Lanka of intensifying a crackdown on dissent, urging the Commonwealth to not hold its summit there unless the human rights situation improves.
Greens blames Oz Govt. for ignoring Lankan human rights abuse Apr 28, 5:17 pm
Sydney, Apr.28 (ANI): An Australian politician has accused the government of ignoring the human rights violations taking place in Sri Lanka and focusing more on domestic politics.
Commonwealth should shift November meeting out of Sri Lanka: HRW Apr 25, 3:35 pm
New York, April 25 (ANI): A senior Commonwealth advisory group should recommend the organization shift the venue of its November 2013 Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) from Sri Lanka unless the government makes prompt, measurable, and meaningful progress on human rights, Human Rights Watch said today.
Afghanistan should ensure safe facilities for female police: HRW Apr 25, 3:09 pm
Kabul, April 25 (ANI): The Government of Afghanistan should take immediate action to ensure that the country's female police officers have access to separate, safe, and lockable restroom facilities in police stations, Human Rights Watch said today.
'Former CJI Verma's contributions in legal field will be remembered for a long time to come': Ansari Apr 23, 8:07 pm
New Delhi, Apr. 23 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has deeply condoled the passing away of former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice J.S. Verma, saying his contributions in the legal field, especially on social issues, such as crimes against women and human rights in general, will be remembered for a long time to come.
'Killer robots' raise fear of Terminator-like attacks Apr 23, 3:18 pm
London, Apr 23 (ANI): Human Rights groups have launched a campaign to put an end to the development of what are called "killer robots," which they believe should be outlawed along with cluster bombs and land mines.
New Delhi, April 23 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in its submission to visiting United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Rashida Manjoo, in New Delhi today, urged the Rapporteur to address custodial violence against women and girl children.
Ecclestone says F1s job to organize Grand Prix, not judge human rights issues in Bahrain Apr 22, 12:39 pm
London, Apr. 22 (ANI): A heavy police presence was ascertained on the streets of Bahrain to ensure that pro-democracy protests did not disrupt the controversial Grand Prix in country.
New York, April 19 (ANI): India should respond to the stark new picture of Syria's humanitarian crisis by working with Brazil and South Africa for improved access to humanitarian aid, including over Syria's borders, Human Rights Watch said today.
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