Category: General News Alerts


Ratification of disability convention

Published in on Sep. 15 ::   UN rights office hails ratification of disability convention by 150 States as ‘major milestone’   15 September 2014 – Guyana became the latest country to ratify...


Fighting the urge to overreact

Published in The Express Tribune, September 11th, 2014. In recent weeks, the terrible images of Islamic State (IS) terrorists beheading American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff spread around the world like wildfire. Online...


A New Identity for SAARC: Establishing a Regional Human Rights Mechanism

Dr. Gyan Basnet With one-fifth of the world’s population, the countries of South Asia face formidable challenges resulting from poverty, underdevelopment, and conflict within and among themselves. Their low levels of production, unemployment, and...