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UN experts call for action to end arbitrary detention in Sri Lanka

In an announcement, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said that the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention “has identified significant challenges to the enjoyment of the right to personal liberty in Sri Lanka, resulting in arbitrary detention across the country.” In a statement, the Working Group said, “The…

refugee migrant

Livin’ on a Prayer A look at the migrant crisis on International Migrants Day

Today, on International Migrants Day (December 18), CJP believes that it is vital to recognise the plight of both refugees and migrants, who often face similar struggles, though their legal definitions differ. According to the United Nations (UN), “Refugees are persons who are outside their country of origin for reasons of feared persecution, conflict, generalized…

Myanmar government green lights case against Reuters journalists

A government spokesman told Reuters that Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw has permitted the police to go ahead with a case against two Reuters journalists who were arrested last week. According to Reuters, the Ministry of Information last week said they had “illegally acquired information with the intention to share it with foreign media”, and that…

40 Rohingya villages burned since October: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that analysis of satellite images has found that Rohingya villages have been further destroyed in Myanmar’s Rakhine state during October and November. HRW said it has pinpointed 40 villages “with building destruction,” making the number of villages “that have been partially or completely destroyed” 354 since August 25, 2017.…

Jignesh Mevani

China collecting DNA from all residents of its Xinjiang territory

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has revealed that Chinese authorities are collecting fingerprints, DNA samples and other biometric data from all residents aged 12 to 65 in Xinjiang, a far western region of the country, where many minorities, including over 11 million Uighurs, a Muslim minority, live, the Guardian reported. For “focus personnel”, a term used…

ILO: Systematic child labour ends in Uzbekistan

International Labour Organisation (ILO) monitors have found that the systematic use of child labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton harvest has ended in recent years, and action is being taken to tackle the use of forced labour as well, ILO News reported. Indications of this emerged when Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev addressed the United Nations General Assembly…

Harish Iyer Screen Shot

योगा से होगा ! हरीश ऐय्यर समलैंगिक लोगों को दे रहे हैं रोज़ योग करने का सुझाव

कुच्छ वर्ष पूर्व योग शिक्षक रामदेव ने दावा किया था की योग समलैंगिकता का इलाज है | पर हरीश ऐय्यर कहते हैं की देश विदेश के विभिन्न मनोवैज्ञानिक विशेषज्ञों और चिकित्सा के क्षेत्र की दिग्गज हस्तियों के अनुसार समलैंगिकता कोई बीमारी नहीं है | परन्तु योग करने से शरीर सुडौल और लचीला हो जाता है…

CJP Targeted A Comprehensive Account of Every Time our team has been Harassed and Bullied

Recently two TV news channels labeled CJP Secretary Teesta Setalvad “anti-Hindu” due to her commitment to secularism and human rights related work with religious minorities. This prompted CJP to move NHRC, as such irresponsible and malicious reportage puts a virtual bull’s eve on Setalvad’ back and endangers her life. But this is not the first…

Dalits, Peacemakers

Kausalya’s Courageous Fight for Justice Woman takes own family to court for Dalit husband's murder

On December 13, the Tirupur Principal District and Sessions Judge Alamelu Natarajan pronounced death penalty for six accused convicted in V Shankar murder case last year in Coimbatore. This includes the father of Kausalya and other conspirators. Her mother and distant uncle have been acquitted. It is, perhaps, the first case where a judge has handed out exemplary punishment…

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