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Corona virus pandemic becoming human right crises: Antonio Guterres

Corona virus pandemic becoming human right crises: Antonio Guterres Part of: GS-II- UN and COVID-19 (MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) “Human rights — civil, cultural, economic, political and social — are both the goal and the path,” Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that the Corona virus pandemic is a human crisis that is fast becoming a human rights crisis.   The U N Chief said, there is

CHRI Report on Slavery

CHRI Report on Slavery GS-Paper-2 Governance- Human Rights (Mains) Recently, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and Walk Free (an international anti-slavery organisation) released a report on slavery on the occasion of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (30th July). The Report It assessed the progress made by Commonwealth countries on the promises made in 2018 to end modern slavery by 2030 and achieve t

All About Euthanasia

All About Euthanasia Recently, a Bengaluru lady went to the Delhi High Court to stop a friend's flight to Europe for euthanasia. About A petition submitted to the court claims that the man has had chronic fatigue syndrome since 2014 and that he intends to fly to Switzerland for euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide, both of which are not legal for non-terminally ill people in India. "Complex, incapacitating, long-term neuroinflammatory disease" describes chronic

Armed Forces Act 1958 (Special Powers)

Armed Forces Act 1958 (Special Powers) The North Eastern region would no longer be subject to the dreaded Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act of 1958, according to the government. Image Source - Utkal Today About Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958 The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Ordinance of 1942, which the British passed to repress the country's rebels during the Quit India movement, primarily in Assam and Bengal, is where the law's origins may be found. The A

Bail for Women

Bail for Women Recently, the Supreme Court of India granted interim bail to activist Teesta Setalvad stating that “the relief of interim bail is granted to the appellant (Teesta) in the peculiar facts including the fact that the appellant happens to be a lady”. Image Source - India Today The Code of Criminal Procedure's section on bail that states that "being a woman is a viable cause for granting bail, even where otherwise it cannot be considered," was als

Manual Scavenging in India

Manual Scavenging in India The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E) recently informed Lok Sabha that there had been no fatalities associated with manual scavenging in the previous three years (2019 to 2022). In this time frame, "accidents while undertaking hazardous cleaning of sewer and septic tanks" had resulted in the deaths of 233 people. What is Manual scavenging ? "The removal of human excrement from public streets and dry latrines, clea

Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2023

Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2023 Human Rights Watch's recently issued World Report 2023 stated that Indian authorities had "intensified and extended" their crackdown on social activist groups and the media. The report examines human rights practices in nearly a hundred nations. It further stated that the present Central government party repressed minorities through abusive and discriminatory measures. The following are the report's key points on I

75th Year of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human Rights 75 is an initiative to mark the 75th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human Rights 75, an initiative whose  3 main goals focus on universality, progress and engagement under the leadership of UN Human Rights, together with its partners. UDHR – A global document that establishes the human rights and civil liberty of every person in the world. It consists of a preamble and 30 articles setting out fundamental

Idate Commission Report

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) stressed on the need for the implementation of the Idate Commission report. The Commission Headed by - Bhiku Ramji Idate. Setup by - The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Constituted in - 2015, for a three-year temporary term. Purpose - For the empowerment of the Denotified Tribes (DNT), Semi Nomadic (SNT), and Nomadic Tribes (NT). Nomadic and semi-nomadic communities are defined as those who move


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