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Sensitise govt functionaries toward NGOs: NHRC to states

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 19:18

National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday wrote to states asking them to sensitise government functionaries towards the role of NGOs and Human Rights Defenders.

NHRC focuses on protecting rights of human rights defenders

Last Updated: Friday, December 10, 2010, 22:06

NHRC chairman K G Balaksrishan on Friday said human rights defenders should not only focus on protection of civil and political rights of the people but also on their economic and social rights, especially in backward areas.

Russian rights trio win top EU assembly prize

Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 22:33

Three Russian rights defenders landed the European Parliament`s Sakharov Prize on Thursday, but one cited mixed feelings, saying all a murdered fellow-activist got was "a bullet”.