US court permits Sikh group to summon Manmohan Singh

US court has granted a Sikh group`s plea to serve summons on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in India under an international convention for alleged rights abuses during his tenure.

British PM to demand independent probe in Sri Lanka

British Prime Minister David Cameron will demand an independent investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka when he attends Commonwealth summit in Colombo next week.

Over 260 mn victims of caste-based discrimination

More than 260 million people across the world are still victims of human rights abuses due to caste-based discrimination.

We don`t meddle in other people`s affairs: Khurshid

Amid stepped up pressure for support to UN resolution against Sri Lanka on alleged human rights violations, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Friday said India will not interfere in the internal matters of that country.

`Army has zero tolerance for human rights abuse’

Asserting that the Army had institutionalised the aspect of human rights even before the NHRC was established, a top Army commander on Wednesday said.

Satellites can track human rights abuses

They can be monitored by inferring into the digital images that satellites transmit.

Over 3.7 lakh complaints against police on rights abuse

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) got over 370,000 complaints against the police force related to human rights abuse in the last 10 years - most of them from Uttar Pradesh, a document of the rights body has revealed.

Significant evidence of rights abuse in Gaza: Pillay

Contending that there was "significant" evidence of human rights violation by Israeli forces in Gaza, a top UN human rights official has called for a "credible, independent and transparent" probe".