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UNHRC unanimously adopts resolution against Boko Haram

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution appealing to international community to provide more active support to African countries fighting Nigerian......

UN expert calls for international pressure on N Korea over abductions

A United Nations human rights investigator has recommended that international pressure be put on North Korea as part of a multi-pronged strategy to know the fate of hundreds of foreign nationals......

UN agrees to defer Sri Lanka's war crime report

The UN Human Rights Council on Monday agreed to defer by six months the presentation of a report on Sri Lanka's alleged human rights violations during its civil war, following requests by the......

Sri Lanka sabotaging war crimes probe: UNHRC

The United Nations Human Rights Council has accused Sri Lanka of sabotaging a UN-mandated probe into the country's nearly three decades-long brutal civil war, drawing a sharp reaction from Colombo......

India gets re-elected to UN Human Rights Council

In a significant victory, India has been re-elected to the UN's main human rights body for the period of 2015-17, receiving the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group. India is currently......

Face-off with Sri Lanka could further dent auto exports

India’s diplomatic stand on Sri Lanka’s human rights violations seems to have cost Indian vehicle manufacturers dearly. Last year, after India voted against Sri Lanka in the UN Human......

Add human rights to FTA talks: EU

A draft report prepared by Members of the European Parliament could potentially derail negotiations between India and the European Union, the country's largest trade partner, on a Comprehensive......

'India is relatively protected from food crisis'

One hundred million people around the world are being deprived of the right to food. "It is a human rights crisis," says Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations's Special Rapporteur on the right to......
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In its own interest

In the joint statement issued during the Indian prime minister's visit to France in April, the two sides reaffirmed "their independence and... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150504/jsp/opinion/story_17979.jsp
AFSPA repeal cry echoes in United Nations

Newmai News DIMAPUR, May 3 Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) has strongly advocated for the repeal of the Armed Forces Special... ...

http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=may0415/oth051
UNESCO Awards Press Freedom Prize to Jailed Syria Activist

The UN's cultural body today awarded its annual press freedom prize to Mazen Darwish, a Syrian journalist and rights activist who has been jailed... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/unesco-awards-press-freedom-prize-to-jailed-syria-activist/895055
Why the UN can't define terrorism

By Nandita Haksar During his recent tour of Germany, Prime Minister Modi called for a comprehensive global strategy to deal with terrorism. He... ...

http://www.navhindtimes.in/why-the-un-cant-define-terrorism/
Land reforms in reverse gear

Asia is seeing high consolidation of land and land reform is moving in the opposite direction, says a report by Spain-based non-profit GRAIN. Only... ...

http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=113306

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