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UN slams North Korea for diverting funds to missiles

UN member states on Tuesday condemned widespread human rights violations in North Korea and expressed concerns that funds needed to ease the dire humanitarian crisis are spent on Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programs.

Pakistan hands over dossier to US on ' human rights violations' by India in Kashmir

Pakistan has handed over a dossier to the US on 'grave human rights violations' by India in Kashmir and sought the country's intervention in the matter.

Will support Balochistan till repression and human rights violations continue: India

Will support Balochistan till repression and human rights violations continue: India

India had raised the issue of Balochistan for the first time before the UN on Wednesday and had accused Pakistan of widespread human rights violations there as well as in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Pakistan raises 'human rights violations in Kashmir' with UN

Pakistan has urged United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein to make efforts to end the "persistent and egregious" violation of human rights in Jammu and Kashmir, a statement from the Prime Minister's House said on Tuesday.

U.S. sanctions North Korean leader over rights abuses

U.S. sanctions North Korean leader over rights abuses

The United States on Wednesday sanctioned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time, citing 'notorious abuses of human rights', in a move diplomats say will infuriate the nuclear-armed country.

Iraq probes human rights violations in Fallujah offensive

Iraq said it had launched an investigation into possible human rights abuses against civilians fleeing the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah.

Rights abuse allegations in Tibet groundless: Chinese media

Accusing the US of being an "active provoker" of Tibetan independence, China's state media today said the West was making "groundless" allegations about human rights violations to sabotage the integrity of China.

Obama implores Vietnam to embrace human rights

The visit is Obama's first to the country and the third by a sitting president since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.

Amitabh Bachchan defaulted on US summons: Separatist Sikh body

Amitabh Bachchan defaulted on US summons: Separatist Sikh body

 A New York-based Sikh advocacy group has claimed that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has failed to respond to summons issued by a US court on allegation of human rights violations in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and sought a verdict in absentia against him.

Dadri lynching 'serious' violation of human rights: NHRC

NHRC on Monday described the killing of a man in Dadri area of west UP last month as "serious" violation of human rights.

Human rights violations in PoK need to be highlighted: Parrikar

Human rights violations by the Pakistani Army in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) as well as Balochistan and Sindh need to be highlighted on the global stage, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.

Pak NSA Sartaj Aziz refuses to acknowledge human rights violations in PoK

Pak NSA Sartaj Aziz refuses to acknowledge human rights violations in PoK

Pakistan NSA Sartaj Aziz said on Sunday that his country was not suppressing people in PoK.

Inaugural European Games: Azerbaijan rejects human rights violations claims

Inaugural European Games: Azerbaijan rejects human rights violations claims

Azerbaijan rejected claims it had cracked down on human rights activists and political opponents ahead of the European Games starting on Friday, saying there were no political prisoners in its jails.

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.