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Wait before you judge SL: C'wealth Secretary-General
Jul 02, 2013 The Commonwealth was active in Sri Lanka in advancing its values which include human rights, media, judiciary, Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma said.
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Sterlite firing: Young men fear arrest, torture
Jun 04, 2018 A preliminary report of a People's Inquest provides an account on the violation of human rights of people protesting the Sterlite copper smelter plant. It notes that many people have been rounded up and beaten by police.
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Sri Lanka progressively improves in human development
Jul 26, 2014 Sri Lanka's Human Development Index (HDI) has progressively increased up to 0.750 in 2014 compared to 0.513 in 1980.
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Fresh sectarian riots break out in Burma
Mar 22, 2013 A fresh wave of riots swept through the northern part of Burma yesterday. This time, the riots between the Muslim community and the Buddhist community broke out in the northern town of Meikhtila.
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Nepal: Government hobbles human rights commission
Oct 27, 2012 Mismanagement of Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has weakened the group’s ability to pursue war-era crimes, say activists.
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Phosphorus in copper mine crackdown: Suu Kyi probe
Mar 21, 2013 An official parliamentary report in Burma has found that police used smoke bombs containing phosphorus during a protest against a Chinese-backed mine.
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Scrutinise Myanmar's minority rights, laws: HRW
Mar 11, 2013 With Aung Suu Kyi being re-elected Myanmar rejoices. But there are many more challenges the country faces, according to a new report by the Human Rights Watch. The report filed by a Special Rapporteur lays out the aspects the country's leaders need to work in to ensure Myanmarese citizens get a peaceful, economically growing country.
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Nepal weakens human rights body, allege activists
Oct 22, 2012 Mismanagement of Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) and its lack of independence, as well as frequent changes of government and an ongoing constitutional stalemate, have weakened the group’s ability to pursue war-era crimes, say officials and activists.
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Pakistan resumes polio drive
Jan 04, 2013 Realising that more health workers vaccinating children in Afghanistan and Pakistan against polio have now been killed by militants than people killed by the polio-causing virus, the Pakistan government has decided to provide security to polio workers in order to resume its anti-polio drive.
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Sri Lanka: Rape of Tamil Detainees
Mar 02, 2013 A 140-page Human Rights Watch report provides detailed accounts of 75 cases of alleged rape and sexual abuse that occurred from 2006-2012 in both official and secret detention centers throughout Sri Lanka. In the cases documented, men and women reported being raped on multiple days, often by several people, with the army, police, and pro-government paramilitary groups frequently participating.
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SL saying ‘Yes’ to humanitarian norms: ICRC chief
Feb 22, 2013 "We have reached a stage with the Sri Lankan army, where we feel that the ICRC’s engagement with them in awareness-raising in relation to International Humanitarian Law could be less,” Head of Delegation, ICRC, Sri Lanka, Yves Giovannoni said.
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Maldives: Stop the harassment of NGOs
Apr 05, 2013 With the recent announcement of shutitng down many NGOs in Maldives; CIVICUS, the Voice of Women and the Maldives NGO Federation urge the Government of Maldives to stop harassing NGOs who are the watchdogs of civil society. They are also demanding the government to put in place measures to ensure free and fair elections later this year.
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Leveraging business for promoting human rights
Dec 02, 2013 The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and RAFI collaborate to leverage the power of business to advance respect for human rights.
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Five custodial deaths per day in India, says report
Jun 27, 2018 Asian Centre for Human Rights has cited India's home ministry's reply in the Rajya Sabha that states that a total of 1,674 custodial deaths including 1,530 deaths in judicial custody and 144 deaths in police custody took place from 1 April 2017 to 28 February 2018.
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One step towards eliminating manual scavenging in India
Dec 07, 2012 A popular TV show brought into sitting rooms the ubiquity of the practice of manual scavenging in India. After a lot of tentative steps, the government now decides to expedite the process through an exhaustive survey to determine the number of families working as manual scavengers.
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India: 20 years after the Mumbai riots, don’t forget her story
Dec 08, 2012 As the 20th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition passed by on 6th of December, even though the violence that scarred the nation refuses to be forgotten, the experiences of women survivors remained silenced. A look at women victims in the post-Babri riots.
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When will India protect its women?
Dec 18, 2012 As the Parliament gets seized with the gruesome gang rape case of a 23-year old in Delhi, it remains to be seen what will be done by the government to curb crime against women in a city, that sees a rape every 18 hours.
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Irom Sharmila’s fast: After 12 years is it time for a strategic shift?
Dec 13, 2012 Twelve years on, Irom Sharmila still stands for a struggle for freedom. But is it time for her fast to change its symbolism, lest she becomes just a poster for freedom relegated to the peripheries?
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South Asia: the land of ‘un-freedom’?
Jan 16, 2013 ‘Towards a Worldwide Index of Human Freedom’, a report by the Frasier Institute and Liberales Institut sets out to create an index for freedom, something being done for the first time. But the low ranking of South Asian countries collectively raises interesting questions.
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Ban the two-finger test in rape trials
Jan 07, 2013 The two-finger test, which is a highly prevalent practice during rape trials in India, not only steals the victim of dignity but perpetuates the patriarchal notions of sexuality that feed rape.
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Human Rights basis of true Independence: Amnesty India
Aug 14, 2014 “Police and judicial reforms are necessary to ensure that all complaints of violence against women are effectively investigated,” says Deputy Chief Executive of Amnesty International India.
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Rohingyas in Myanmar discriminated and violated
Jun 03, 2013 According to an independent UN human rights expert, a two-child policy aimed at Rohingya Muslims violates their human rights
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I want to live, your daughter says
Dec 15, 2012 The dark side of India shining: child sex selection. Breakthrough, a global human rights organisation is working towards creating awareness about female foeticide through innovative but simple ideas.
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Impeachment of SL Chief Justice invites global criticism
Jan 14, 2013 The impeachment of Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, the first woman Chief Justice in Sri Lanka's history, has seen a strong reaction from nations across the globe censuring it.
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Rights body slams India for eavesdropping
Jun 07, 2013 A Central Monitoring System rolled out by the government to tap on electronic communications lacks Parliamentary approval.
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Across continents: Understanding women workers
Dec 12, 2012 A series of study on women workers across India, South Africa and Mexico between 2004 and 2011 attempts to understand and challenge the existing perspectives in economics around women workers in the informal sector.
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Judges muzzling critics in the media
Nov 28, 2012 Pakistan's judges should not be using their broad contempt powers to muzzle criticism by the media, Human Rights Watch says, arguing that judges have no special immunity from criticism.
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Human Trafficking: Bangla Cabinet okays MoU with India
Sep 01, 2014 Under the MoU all people under 18 years be considered as children, and action would be taken against the human traffickers as per law of the respective countries.
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CII forms task force on women’s safety
Jan 02, 2013 Business body, The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has pledged to work with various NGOs and civil society organisations to set up a special Task Force to work on a report in the aftermath of the Delhi rape case.
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