Sikh Rights group to challenge dismissal of case against Punjab Chief Minister in US

A US-based Sikh group today said that it will challenge the decision of an American district court last week to dismiss alleged human rights violations case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The Sikh for Justice (SFJ) had filed the case of alleged human rights violations against Mr Badal…

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AIHRA demand trial of Indian troops involved in HR abuses in IHK

The All India Human Rights Association (AIHRA) has demanded that the Indian troops and police personnel involved in human rights violations in occupied Kashmir should be punished. The Association said that it would submit a memorandum to the Indian Home Ministry and other officials in New Delhi seeking prosecution against…

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Six Nominees for Executive Director Post with UN Women

At least six candidates are rumored to be under consideration for the position left vacant by Michele Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women. Rebeca Grynspan is considered a strong contender and possibly the front runner for the post. Grynspan is the former Vice President of Costa Rica and currently serves…

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Reflections of Hope Award Goes to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban

By Tim Taley for Associated Press A Pakistani human rights activist who founded an all-girls school said the Taliban was “more afraid of the books than bombs” as he and his 15-year-old daughter, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban late last year, were honored Monday at the memorial…

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Sri Lanka allows International Bar Association delegation to visit country

The Sri Lankan government has lifted its ban on fact-finding visits by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI). The government has said that the institute is welcome to make an “objective and impartial analysis of the reality of contemporary Sri Lanka,” according to the institute. In February 2013…

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