18 January 2017
Bullies target physical appearance, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation — UN reports

Bullies target physical appearance, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation — UN reports

18 January 2017

On 17 January, nearly a quarter of a billion children and young people world-wide are bullied each year, according to a report released today by the United Nations educational and cultural agency, which found that bullies like to pick on children because of their looks, have ethnic or cultural differences, or due to gender or sexual orientation.

17 January 2017
EU: Orwellian counter-terrorism laws stripping rights under guise of defending them

EU: Orwellian counter-terrorism laws stripping rights under guise of defending them

17 January 2017

Sweeping new laws are driving Europe into a deep and dangerous state of permanent securitization, Amnesty International said on the publication of a comprehensive human rights analysis of counter-terrorism measures across 14 EU member states.

16 January 2017

Brazil prison riot: 'At least 26 dead' in Natal violence

16 January 2017

At least 26 people have died during a 14-hour riot in a Brazilian prison, police said, BBC reported on 15 January.

13 January 2017
EU: Inward Turn Puts Rights at Risk

EU: Inward Turn Puts Rights at Risk

13 January 2017

The European Union and its member states compromised core human rights values in responding to the multiple challenges facing the bloc in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017.

12 January 2017

Migrants battling exposure as freezing temperatures grip Europe, warns UN agency

12 January 2017

11 January 2017 — Sounding the alarm over the situation of thousands of migrants, asylum seekers and others enduring extreme cold conditions across Europe and Eastern Mediterranean, the United Nations migration agency has appealed for immediate action to save them from freezing to death.

11 January 2017
OSCE media freedom representative expresses concern that UK legal provision could have damaging impact on the country’s press

OSCE media freedom representative expresses concern that UK legal provision could have damaging impact on the country’s press

11 January 2017

VIENNA, 10 January 2017 — The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today expressed her concern about the commencement of a legal provision in the United Kingdom which would only shield press defendants from costs in legal proceedings if they are members of an officially recognized press regulator. Discussions by the UK government on implementing Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 are in their last day of consultations.

10 January 2017
Poor growth, bane of dark spots on Odisha’s rights record: NHRC

Poor growth, bane of dark spots on Odisha’s rights record: NHRC

10 January 2017

Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Justice HL Dattu has expressed serious concern over Maoist violence, deteriorating healthcare and education, trafficking or women and children,  socio-economic  backwardness of the KBK region, violation of rights of people during acquisition of land for various developmental projects and lack of implementation of the Forest Rights Act in Odisha.

09 January 2017

UK: Murder suspect’s appeal against extradition to US goes to European court

09 January 2017

Ruling in Phillip Harkins case could prevent all similar removals in future to US states with whole life sentences without parole

A Scottish man wanted in Florida for first degree murder is taking his appeal against extradition to the European court of human rights in a long-running case that could prevent all similar removals to the US in future.

28 December 2016
Somalia: UN, global partners ‘gravely concerned’ over changes to electoral process

Somalia: UN, global partners ‘gravely concerned’ over changes to electoral process

28 December 2016

On 27 December 2016, the United Nations and other members of the international community have voiced grave concern over recent decisions by Somalia’s National Leadership Forum (NLF) that contravenes the African country’s constitutional electoral processes.

27 December 2016
Despite frigid weather, Mongolians protest worsening smog

Despite frigid weather, Mongolians protest worsening smog

27 December 2016

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — Hundreds of Mongolians braved frigid weather Monday to stage a protest in the country’s capital demanding that the government do more to address worsening air pollution that they fear is sickening their children and shortening their lives.