Romania 'to clear up' allegations over CIA prisons

Romania is "ready to clear up" allegations that the country hosted secret CIA detention centres, the foreign ministry said Tuesday -- though it stressed that Bucharest had "no proof" such prisons existed.

US wants probe into Chechnya rights group attack


Washington: The United States on Monday condemned an arson attack against a human rights group in Chechnya, calling on authorities to ensure the safety of activists working in the region.

SC ruling on Sec 377 violation of human rights: LGBT community

Members of the LGBT community and civil society activists on Thursday held a protest here against the Supreme Court verdict of 2013 criminalising gay sex, saying it represented a violation of human rights.

Bridging the struggle – nutrition for education

Every year millions of children are deprived of their basic rights of education and nutrition. Most of these children, from a tender age are compelled by situations to work for food. In a tough choice between literacy and hunger, it is always child labour to satisfy hunger that wins.

Sumitra Mahajan calls for balanced view on human rights

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday stressed on the need for balance when considering the human rights of those accused of crime and the victims.

Spying techniques exposed by Edward Snowden not unlawful: UK watchdog

British spies did not break laws guaranteeing human rights when they used mass monitoring techniques revealed by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the country`s surveillance watchdog ruled on Friday.

'Donors should demand human rights progress in Afghanistan'

Afghanistan's foreign donors should press the Afghan government to prevent further deterioration in the war-torn country's human rights situation and to support crucial services, prominent rights groups said today.

IS stones 2 `gay men` to death in Syria: NGO

The Islamic State group stoned two men to death in Syria Tuesday after claiming they were gay, a monitor said, in the jihadist organisation`s first executions for alleged homosexuality.

Palestinians, NGOs accuse Israel of shoot-to-kill policy

Human rights groups have accused Israel of encouraging a shoot-to-kill policy after a wave of incidents in which police shot dead Palestinians involved in, or accused of, attacking Israelis.

Bangladesh firms evading payment of compensation in Tazreen fire tragedy

Human Rights Watch, an organization that works to defend human rights worldwide, has said that the global apparel brands linked to the Tazreen fire tragedy must not dodge from their duty to help those who have suffered due to the tragedy that took place in Bangladesh two years back.

Syria government bombing kills at least 13

A Syrian military airstrike killed at least 13 people, including children, and wounded another 20 in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Tuesday after striking a neighborhood with crude bombs, said activists.

Cambodia court jails more land rights activists over protest

A Cambodian court Wednesday sentenced three female land rights activists and a defrocked monk to one year in prison each after they protested against the sentencing of seven fellow demonstrators the day before.

Syrian Kurds give women equal rights, snubbing jihadists

The local government in a majority Kurdish area of Syria has passed a decree granting women equal rights in what a monitoring group called "an affront" to discriminatory jihadist moves.

1984 riots: Sikhs protest outside United Nations headquarters

Hundreds of Sikhs protested outside the United Nations headquarters here demanding justice in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case even as a report on the killings and human rights abuses against the community was presented to the world body.

US human rights official to visit India, meet Kailash ​Satyarthi

A top American diplomat on human rights will travel to India next week to meet Indian Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and announce a USD 3.2 million grant for health services to Tibetan refugees.

Syrian activists share photo of children said killed in US Strike

Syrian activists shared a photo on social media on Friday of two children they said were killed in U.S. air strikes on Wednesday night which Washington said targeted an al Qaeda-linked militant faction.

Factbox: Where are the world's stateless people?

At least 10 million people are not recognised as nationals by any country. The United Nations launched a campaign on Tuesday to end statelessness within a decade. Here are examples from around the world.

BJP to raise 'human rights violations' in Bengal in Parliament

A top BJP leader on Friday said the party would raise "human rights violations" and law and order situation in Bengal in Parliament and other forums.

Libya's armed factions may have committed war crimes: Amnesty

Human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday it had satellite pictures indicating that rival factions in Libya had committed war crimes by shelling densely populated residential areas in the west of the oil-producing country.

NHRC asks UP govt to pay Rs 5 lakh to victim of alleged torture

National Human Rights Commission on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to pay Rs five lakh to a victim of alleged police torture due to which he became permanently disabled.