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US wants division of Lanka through rights resolution: Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 20:06

Sri Lanka on Wednesday accused the US of trying to divide the country, as wished by the rebel Tamil Tigers, through its resolutions against it at the UN rights body.

Rights body seeks justice in Bangladesh mass trials

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 22:43

The Bangladesh government should order a re-trial of 847 military personnel accused of murder, sexual assault and other atrocities during the 2009 Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) mutiny due to serious violations of fair trial standards, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Pak Rangers termed as agents of fear by rights body

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 13:44

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has termed the country`s paramilitary Pakistan Rangers as an agent of fear instead of providing security to citizens.

Zawahri vows al Qaeda to free Guantanamo inmates

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 13:31

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has termed the country`s paramilitary Pakistan Rangers as an agent of fear instead of providing security to citizens.

Afzal Guru hanging `worrying trend`, says rights body

Last Updated: Saturday, February 09, 2013, 11:57

Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru`s hanging "shows a very worrying trend by the Indian government", Human Rights Watch said Saturday.

UN rights body to hold session on Syrian massacre

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 23:49

The UN`s top human rights body will hold a special session Friday on the deteriorating situation in Syria and last week`s massacre of more than 100 Syrian villagers.

Activists allege execution-style killings in Syria

Last Updated: Friday, March 02, 2012, 20:05

Syrian activists accused regime forces of carrying out execution-style killings and burning homes.

Sri Lanka against UN sending report to rights body

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011, 22:32

The UN report detailed violations allegedly committed by both the government and Tamil Tiger rebels.

UN rights body demands Syria end violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 23:14

The UN`s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly to demand that Syria end its bloody crackdown.

Syrian forces shoot three during UN visit: activists

Last Updated: Monday, August 22, 2011, 22:14

More than 2200 people have died in the Syrian regime`s crackdown, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said.

Bihar: Human Rights body for probe into police firing

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 07, 2011, 13:56

Taking suo mottu cognizance of the Forbesganj police firing that claimed four lives on June 3, Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) has asked for a probe.

Rights body seeks general amnesty for WB political prisoners

Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2011, 21:04

A human rights body urged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to consider for general amnesty for political prisoners instead of a case by case review.