Lanka promises to meet deadline for probe into war crimes

Sri Lanka's new government today said a domestic mechanism will be in place by September to probe into the alleged human rights violations during the final stages of decades-long war with the LTTE.

J&K govt confirms 35 probes against security forces for rights violation

Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said that 35 magisterial and judicial probes are underway against security forces for alleged human rights violations in the state.

Exiled leaders from PoK blame Pakistan for human rights violations-Part 2

The leaders from Pakistan occupied Kashmir raised human rights issues at a side event in the United Nations during the 28th session of Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Exiled leaders from PoK blame Pakistan for human rights violations

The leaders from Pakistan occupied Kashmir raised human rights issues at a side event in the United Nations during the 28th session of Human Rights Council in Geneva.

UN expert calls for international pressure on North Korea over abductions

A UN human rights investigator on Monday recommended that international pressure be put on North Korea as part of a multi-pronged strategy to know the fate of hundreds of foreign nationals allegedly abducted by it.

Opposition party to boycott Egypt election, slams government

A centre-left political party says it will boycott Egypt's elections next month in protest at what it calls the government's human rights violations.

Ansari voices concern over rights violations by forces

Voicing concern over human rights violations by police and security forces, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday said the situation is acute in Jammu and Kashmir, Northeast and Naxal-belt from where complaints are received about misuse of laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

Put an end to human rights violations in Valley: PDP to PM

 Defending the public outrage over the killing of two innocent youths at Chattergam, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that the repeated pledge on curbing human rights violations in Kashmir are strictly adhered to.

United Nations peacekeepers Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW

Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, a day after the army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

Allow UN investigators probing human rights violations in Sri Lanka into India: Jayalalithaa

UN officials probing human rights violations in Sri Lanka must be given visas to visit India, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said Thursday.

Victims of rights violations unite for fair polls in Bengal

Deploring Mamata Banerjee govt`s "attack on democracy" in West Bengal, several victims of human rights violations urged EC to create a conducive environment for fair Lok Sabha polls in state.

Lanka must achieve reconciliation expeditiously: India

India on Friday asked Sri Lanka to take "expeditious steps" towards genuine national reconciliation, including investigations into allegations of human rights violations committed during the last phase of the nearly three-decades long civil war with the LTTE.

Vasan expresses reservation on India not voting at UNHRC

Shipping Minister G K Vasan today joined his cabinet colleague P Chidambaram in expressing reservations over India not voting in favour of a resolution at UNHRC against Sri Lanka for alleged human rights violations.

Lack of accountability in India fosters rights violations: HRW

India has strong legislation to protect human rights but entrenched corruption and lack of accountability foster violations, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

Finnish minister to boycott Sochi opening ceremony

Finland`s sports and culture minister will boycott the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month due to concerns over Russia`s human rights violations.

In 20 yrs, 124 Army men held guilty of rights violations in J&K

As many as 124 Army personnel, including 41 officers, have been found guilty of human rights violations and awarded exemplary punishments in the past 20 years in Jammu and Kashmir.

Sri Lanka will like Manmohan Singh to participate in CHOGM meet: Peiris

Sri Lanka said it would like Manmohan Singh to attend the upcoming CHOGM meeting in Colombo despite opposition from political parties in Tamil Nadu.

`India must raise concerns with Lanka over rights violations`

India must raise serious concerns with Sri Lanka over human rights violations, a leading rights group said on Sunday.

UN urged to take note of human rights violations in Balochistan

Former leader of the opposition in the Balochistan Assembly Advocate Kachkol Ali has urged the United Nations secretary general to take notice of increasing number of `genocide in Baloch and violation of human rights`.

North Korea refuses to cooperate with rights probe: UN investigators

UN experts tasked with probing human rights violations in North Korea said Pyongyang has refused to cooperate with the investigation, but that they still hoped to travel to country next month.