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Removing the Legal Shield: The Case of Rape

Removing the Legal Shield: The Case of Rape

The rape and murder of a girl on December 16, 2012, in New Delhi by criminals including a person a few months short of 18 years has triggered a debate about the law relating to criminal responsibility of juvenile offenders in India...writes RR Kishore

2013-03-16 18:18:21
On the Plight of Religious Minority

On the Plight of Religious Minority

If you are a victim of systematic discrimination and exclusion from key sectors of society, publicly fuelled prejudices and vilification based on national myths, acts of vandalism and desecration, prohibition or disruption of religious ceremonies, threats and acts of violence, interference in your community’s internal affairs, you probably belong to a religious minority.

2013-03-15 14:22:11
Legal Face of the Enemy

Legal Face of the Enemy

 

And rightly so. Any citizen of Pakistan who demands his rights under the constitution must first affirm his loyalty to it...writes Ahmer Bilal Soofi 

2013-03-10 19:16:45
Sexual Attacks on Women in Egypt

Sexual Attacks on Women in Egypt

Almost every girl and woman – regardless of age, social status or choice of attire – who has walked the streets or taken public transport in Cairo, has experienced some form of verbal or physical sexual harassment..Amnesty International

2013-02-19 21:50:06
India Bars 2171 Candidates from Poll for No I T Return: Lessons for us

India Bars 2171 Candidates from Poll for No I T Return: Lessons for us

In a bid to ensure free and fair elections and curb the use of money power, the Election Commission has disqualified as many as 2,171 candidates for failing to furnish details of expenditure incurred while contesting Parliamentary and Assembly polls...Human Rights Desk

2013-02-16 16:07:29
Corporate Respect for Human Rights

Corporate Respect for Human Rights

Until recently, and in spite of worldwide civil society campaigns to the contrary, businesses refuted that corporations should be held accountable for human rights abuses. Human rights, it was said, existed to protect individuals from governments. Businesses, as "non-state actors", didn`t come into the picture..Human Rights Desk

2013-02-15 14:57:51
Relentless Investigation Urged

Relentless Investigation Urged

The Food Standards Agency has vowed the investigation into the horsemeat scandal will be "relentless" and promised the agency would get to the bottom of the matter after police raided two British meat companies...Human Rights Desk

2013-02-12 18:57:08
Consumer Right to Sue

Consumer Right to Sue

On February 7, 2013, the Washington Supreme Court issued an important decision holding that companies cannot strip away consumers’ ability to sue them through the use of grossly one-sided arbitration clauses...Human Rights Desk

2013-02-10 20:48:24
DFID Visits Save the Children Programme in Khulna Slums

DFID Visits Save the Children Programme in Khulna Slums

A team from  UK Department for International Development (DFID) led by  Melkamnesh Alemu, Nutrition Advisor  yesterday has visited child-focused social protection model on providing a “prevention and positive” pathway and piloting an “out-of-poverty-graduation model for the urban extreme poor”...Human Rights Desk

2013-02-10 19:46:30
Breaking the Silence in India

Breaking the Silence in India

The Indian government should improve protections for children from sexual abuse as part of broader reform efforts following the gang rape and murder of a student in New Delhi in December 2012, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released on February 07.

2013-02-08 19:01:04
International Standard and National Recognition of Right to Health

International Standard and National Recognition of Right to Health

Right to health and human rights is inextricably linked to each other. The basic concept of human rights is to promote and identify the human prerequisite and well being of the people and to ensure the achievement of those requisite for them....Human Rights Desk

2013-01-29 20:09:30
Delhi gang-rape suspect faces maximum three-year jail term

Delhi gang-rape suspect faces maximum three-year jail term

An Indian teenager accused of taking part in the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in Delhi will be tried as a juvenile, and so face a maximum of three years in prison if convicted, a special panel has ruled...Human Rights Desk

2013-01-27 21:57:00
Capital Punishment: Comparative Study

Capital Punishment: Comparative Study

Punishment is a mode of controlling crimes & criminality and it treated as a basic objective of criminal justice. However, there are different form of punishment, as to example: capital punishment, deportation, corporal punishment ( i. e-flogging, branding, mutilation,  chaining etc.), imprisonment, fine etc...writes Shariful islam Selim

2013-01-22 18:46:02
Economical Consequence of Torture

Economical Consequence of Torture

Torture perpetrated by the law enforcing agencies is common phenomena and widespread in around the globe. Every year a hundred thousand of people face torture severely by law and security personnel, resulting threat to the democracy...writes Advocate Shahanur Islam

2013-01-19 20:07:42