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.
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, 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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.