Human Rights Current Affairs - 2019

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Raif Badawi wins EU’s Sakharov Prize 2015

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been selected for European Union’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for human rights for year 2015. European Parliament assembly in Strasbourg, France has honoured Mr. Bidawi with this award considering him as a symbol of the fight for freedom of speech. Raif Badawi, author of the website Free Saudi Liberals received an Read More…

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UNHRC unanimously adopts resolution on Sri Lanka

United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has unanimously adopted US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka on the report submitted by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka. The resolution follows up on the report by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka and was co-sponsored by 25 countries besides the US and Read More…

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United Kingdom celebrates 800 years of Magna Carta

United Kingdom (UK) celebrated 800 years of signing of Magna Carta on 15 June 2015. The celebrations to observe signing of 8 century year old historic document which had laid foundation for modern democratic society was led by  Queen Elizabeth II. UK Prime Minister David Cameron was also had joined the queen to mark the Read More…

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Justice Cyriac Joseph appointed as acting Chairman of NHRC

President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Justice Cyriac Joseph as acting Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). His appointment comes after then Chairman of NHRC Justice K.G. Balakrishnan completed his tenure. He will remain in office till new Chairman is appointed. Presently, Justice Cyriac Joseph is member of NHRC. He hails from Kaiphuza village of Read More…

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Former CM of Mizoram Brigadier (Retd) Thenphunga Sailo passes away

Former Chief Minister (CM) of Mizoram Brigadier (Retd) Thenphunga Sailo passed away on 27 March 2015 in Aizawl, Mizoram. Apart from being CM, he was also one of the prominent voices against the human rights violation by the armed forces’ in 1970s in the insurgency-hit Mizo hills. About Thenphunga Sailo Sailo was born on 1 Read More…

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Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to 13-year imprisonment

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by country’s criminal court under the anti-terrorism laws. He was charged under the island nation’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 1990 for his order to arrest a Criminal Court judge Abdulla Mohamed in 2012.  The case against Nasheed was based on the investigation report of the Human Rights Read More…

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Sri Lanka Parliament enacts witness protection law

Sri Lankan Parliament has passed the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Bill. This bill aims at protecting the rights of criminal victims and witnesses especially in human rights accountability. Key provisions of enacted law Compensation to witnesses who cooperate with investigations. Strict punitive action against those who harass victims or Read More…

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