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Human Rights

‘Prioritising period education will ensure more girls stay in school’

The actress has been actively participating in the nationwide movement #KeepGirlsInSchool campaign by Whisper, in collaboration with UNESCO.

Amnesty asks EU to block Google-Fitbit deal over human rights risks

In a strongly-worded letter, the human rights NGO said that Google is "incentivised to merge and aggregate data across its different platforms" as a consequence of its surveillance-based business model.

As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

The timing of the deals, long considered taboo without the blessing of the Palestinians, was seen as an attempt to provide Trump with a foreign policy win ahead of the vote.

Trudeau slams China on human rights, ‘coercive diplomacy’

Canada's ambassador to China obtained "virtual consular access" to Spavor and Kovrig over the weekend, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Saturday.

Amnesty International suspends India work due to govt ‘witch hunt’

Amnesty said that it came to know on September 10 that its Indian bank accounts were frozen, forcing it to let go of staff and pause all ongoing campaign and research work.

New China law a ‘serious risk’ to Hong Kong’s freedoms: UN experts

The law, which criminalises secession, subversion, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces, carries a maximum life sentence and has intimidated many protesters into silence.

Artwork in search of its owner

A stolen French painting goes on display at World Centre for Peace, Liberty and Human Rights

UK accuses China of ‘gross’ human rights abuses against Uighurs

Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, Raab said that eports of forced sterilisation and wider persecution of the Muslim group were "reminiscent of something not seen for a long time".

US sanctions Chinese officials over Xinjiang ‘abuse’

The sanctions target the US-connected financial interests of regional Chinese Communist Party (CCP) chief Chen Quanguo and three other officials, said the BBC report.

Top tech firms halt Hong Kong’s requests for users’ data

Twitter said in an earlier statement that it has "grave concerns and is committed to protecting the people using our services and their freedom of expression".

UNHRC’s UPR mechanism a visible instrument for rights protection: India

Vimarsh Aryan, First Secretary, India's permanent mission to UNOG, said the country strongly believes that the UPR mechanism should not be "tinkered".

Costa Rica latest country to legalise same-sex marriage

Costa Rica would become the sixth country in Latin America to legalise same-sex marriage, following most recently Ecuador, which allowed it last year.

Visakhapatnam gas leak a human rights issue: UN experts

"I am concerned about ensuring that the victims of exposure who develop diseases or disabilities later in life are provided an effective remedy."

Over 300 named in ‘Conservative Party Islamophobia’ dossier

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) added claims about MPs, party members, councillors and advisers to Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the document it submitted on Thursday to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

Hundreds of Syrian protesters demand offensive end

Protesters have been calling on Turkey to open its border with Syria to allow civilians to flee the conflict between the Bashar al-Assad regime and opposition forces.

Tehran slams US ‘harassment’ of Iranians at its borders

"Such highly discriminatory practices against people, purely because of their race, nationality, or religion, are wholly rejected in terms of international human rights laws."

Human rights groups to hold rallies against CAA on Jan 26 in United States

"We demand that the Govt. of India immediately move Parliament to repeal CAA and immediately terminate its plans for an NPR and NRC."

Protect rights of civilians: SHRC chairman Justice Chandraiah

Justice Chandraiah stress on 'each one-teach ten' as literacy plays an important role in protection of human rights

CAA violates constitutional provisions: Amartya Sen

The Nobel laureate said what really should matter for deciding citizenship is the place a person is born, lived and so on.

Religion first, citizenship next

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, threatens to put the whole house on fire to solve the ‘termite’ problem in one shelf in one house

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