Pakistan to resume capital punishment after six-year moratorium

After observing a six-year 'informal' moratorium on capital punishments, Pakistan is all set to hang a death row prisoner on September 18, amid outcry by human rights activists demanding abolition of the death penalty.

Thai military should end repression, says Amnesty

Thailand`s military government has engaged in human rights violations since the May coup and it should now end its repression, Amnesty International on Thursday said in a report.

New UNHRC chief asks Lanka to cooperate with int'l probe

The new chief of UN's human rights body today asked Sri Lanka to cooperate with the international probe into alleged human rights abuses during final stages of armed conflict against LTTE and hailed his predecessor Navi Pillay, with whom Colombo had an uneasy relationship.

Sri Lanka to counter allegations at UN rights sessions

Sri Lanka, which has vowed not to cooperate with an international probe into its alleged rights abuses during the final phase of its military campaign against LTTE, will counter the charges at a UNHRC session beginning tomorrow in Geneva.

Succour for the poor: Kerala's rights panel

There has been a marked increase in the number of people approaching the Kerala State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) with their grievances, especially from the poor and helpless, its top official said.

NHRC to host annual meet of rights groups today

The National Human Rights Commission will on Wednesday host the 19th annual general meeting of the Asia-Pacific Forum (APF) of the National Human Rights Institutions.

'Mardaani' style policing not ideal for police: Human rights body
'Mardaani' style policing not ideal for police: Human rights body

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has written an open letter urging that 'Mardaani' shouldn't be shown to police officers because the style of policing in the film promotes "violent" and "encounter-style" policing in the name of "efficiency".

DNA: Chilling reality- Innocence dead as Gaza kids hold guns to celebrate victory

Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended ceasefire after seven weeks of fighting. Amid celebration, cameras captured the harsh reality of the war in the pictures which shows two small boys holding guns.

`Crucial` to protect victims in mass rape trial of DRC officer

Kinshasa: It is "crucial" that hundreds of witnesses and victims are protected in the trial of a senior army officer accused of crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo, legal activists said on Thursday.

British human rights campaigner Bamber dies

British human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, an early member of Amnesty International, died at the age of 89 on Thursday, the charity she founded said.

US rights group says prominent lawyer tortured in jail in China

One of China`s most prominent human rights lawyers, who was released last week after three years in jail, was physically and psychologically abused by prison authorities, a US rights group said.

Human Rights Management

New management programme at a B-school in Bangalore to focus on human rights at work place. Prachi Rege reports.

UN body`s report on Ukraine biased: Russia

Russia Tuesday said the latest report on Ukraine released by the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is "biased and even hypocritical".

Rights group: Torture in Brazil still a problem

Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group has said.

West Bengal rights panel a symbol of oppression: Activists

The West Bengal Human Rights Commission, which was hailed last year for setting a benchmark in rights activism because of its proactive role, is now drawing the ire of activists who are terming it a "symbol of oppression".

China says more than half of foreign aid given to Africa

More than half of China`s foreign aid of over $14 billion between 2010 and 2012 was directed to Africa, the government said on Thursday, underscoring Beijing`s interest in the resource-rich continent to fuel its economy.

20 jihadis killed in Syria airstrikes

As many as 20 fighters from the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, were killed Wednesday morning in Syrian airstrikes on the northern city of al-Raqqa, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Pak human rights commission demands repeal of `draconian` law

Terming Pakistan`s new anti-terror law as a "blatant attack on the fundamental rights of the people," a human rights group today demanded the repeal of the `draconian` legislation.

Amnesty India hails UN`s naming of Lanka rights probe panel

Amnesty International India today welcomed UN`s naming of three experts to conduct a comprehensive probe into alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka during the armed conflict in 2009.

China indicts activist who backed press freedom

A prominent Chinese activist who has pushed for human rights and democracy has been charged with gathering crowds to disrupt public order, more than 10 months after he was taken into police custody, his lawyer said today.