A US group that has filed a case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged crimes against humanity has said it would contest the Obama administration's "suggestion of immunity" for the Indian leader.
A Malaysian government crackdown under its Sedition Act is creating a climate of fear in the country, according to rising numbers of critics who say it could stunt a recent flowering in freedom of speech.
Kurdish fighters mounted a desperate defence Friday of a Syrian border town besieged by Islamic State group jihadists as President Bashar al-Assad`s regime warned neighbouring Turkey against intervening on its soil.
Amnesty International demanded an investigation Wednesday into claims Fijian soldiers assaulted a man involved in a dispute with the country`s newly-elected prime minister, calling the case an early test of the government`s human rights credentials.
The lawsuit filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by a human rights group here would have no impact on "his very important visit" to Washington to meet US President Barack Obama, the White House said Friday.
North Korea called South Korean President Park Geun-Hye a "political prostitute" on Friday as it denounced her call at the UN General Assembly for Pyongyang to improve its human rights record and abandon nuclear weapons.
Cambodia will resettle potentially hundreds of refugees intercepted trying to reach Australia in exchange for $35 million in aid, forging ahead with an opaque deal condemned by rights groups as a threat to asylum seekers` safety.
Patna: Plagued by shortage of hands, a member of Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) has proposed amendment of the Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993 to induct persons as ex-officio and deemed members on the lines of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
The Supreme Court on Thursday voiced concern over the deficiency in supply of essential commodities and services in the flood-affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was "impinging upon the human rights and fundamental rights of the people" and sought urgent steps to prevent outbreak of epidemic.