It is a matter of great pleasure and honour for us to extend an invitation and hearty welcome to the participants to the seminar on the topic ‘Human Rights: Trends and Issues in Contemporary World’ Continue reading
International Human Rights Law is a set of international rules, established by treaty or custom, on the basis of which individuals and groups can expect and/or claim certain behavior or benefits from governments. Continue reading
By Mohammad Anas, Aligarh Muslim University, Kerala.
India’s so-called neutrality from voting in the recent UN Human Rights Council meeting on the question of forwarding the “Davis Report” to International Criminal Court has created an instant outrage among the National Councils and people all over the world. Various assumptions are being made as to why India did not take part in the voting. Since 1948 when India got its Independence until in 1992 when full diplomatic relations with Israel were assumed India vowed to support Palestine to fight for its inalienable rights as a sovereign engaged in a struggle against colonial occupation which is much like the one that led to its own hard-won independence.India has always shown solidarity to the Palestine. This sudden change of India being silent on the report has raised many eyebrows. Continue reading
By Saif Rasul Khan, Government Law College, Mumbai.
Female genital cutting, female circumcision, and female genital mutilation are different terms used to describe the inhuman cultural practice of partially or totally removing the external female genetalia. The minor form of Female Genital Mutilation refers to the removal of the clitoris. The severe form of this practice is when all the external genetalia are removed and the vaginal opening is almost stitched completely with a small opening left for urine and menstrual blood. The World Health Organization has classified this practice into four groups. They are: Continue reading
By Jaskiran Kaur, Amity Law School, Delhi.
The death penalty entails the taking away of a person’s life after conviction on a capital offence by a competent court. The death penalty is still a legitimate form of punishment in some parts of United States of America, Saudi Arabia, and China. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights was indicative of the international view against death penalty – Article 6 implores those states which have not abolished the death penalty to exercise caution in carrying out this penalty. Continue reading
By Chandan Mohanty, KIIT Law School, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar.
On 2nd November 2000, in Malcom, a town in Imphal Valley of Manipur, ten civilians were shot and killed while waiting at a bus stop, by the Assam Rifles, one of the Indian Paramilitary forces operating in the state. This incident became famous as the ‘Malcom Massacre’ which prompted Irom Sharmila to start her hunger strike, that continues till this day against the provisions of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (hereinafter AFSPA). Continue reading
Short term Legal Researchers wanted for studies relating to child rights, minority rights and other aspects of human rights. The book project is evaluating the present laws, case laws on different aspects of child rights Continue reading
By Juš Černovšek, Lawyer, Slovenia.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the draft agreement on the accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is not compatible with EU law. The ruling deals a blow to efforts trying to make the Union accede to the ECHR as the Lisbon Treaty requires. So what does this mean for the process of accession and what would accession actually bring to the European Union? This article deals with this important question and also the main issues that stand in the way of the accession. Continue reading
SENIOR CAMPAIGNER – Human Rights Education
Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning global movement of over three million people committed to campaigning and action to improve human rights standards enshrined in the Indian Constitution and International Law. As an independent and impartial organization Continue reading