Human Rights

India: A Decade on, Gujarat Justice Incomplete

Victims of Anti-Muslim Violence Cite State Government Delays, Intimidation

Authorities in India’s Gujarat state are subverting justice, protecting perpetrators, and intimidating those promoting accountability 10 years after the anti-Muslim riots that killed nearly 2,000 people, Human Rights Watch said today. The state government has resisted Supreme Court orders to prosecute those responsible for the carnage and has failed to provide most survivors with compensation.

NEPAL: Council action required to prevent blanket impunity for conflict-era violations

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and Advocacy Forum wish to alert the Human Rights Council to multiple attempts by the government of Nepal to shield perpetrators of human rights abuses committed during the conflict from prosecution, which promote impunity and threaten the development of functioning rule of law institutions, in violation of Nepal's obligations under the ICCPR.

UN refugee agency seeks $35 million to assist thousands uprooted by Mali conflict

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Armed conflict in northern Mali has forced thousands to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring countries such as Niger.

Maryland Man Sentenced to Five-Year Prison Term for Taking Part in Drug Conspiracy

He and Others Operated Near Seventh and O Streets NW, Other Locations

Joseph Young, 35, of Lanham, Maryland, was sentenced today to a prison term of five years on a federal charge stemming from his role in a drug trafficking ring that operated in the Washington, D.C. area, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, and Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

Protecting Internet freedom, human rights and fighting transnational threats should be top priorities, say participants of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly meeting

Addressing security challenges in the OSCE region is the focus of the eleventh Winter Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, which started today in Vienna, bringing together an estimated 250 parliamentarians from more than 50 OSCE participating States.

Journalists' deaths in Syria sparks anger, world leaders to meet Friday

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UN expert urges dialogue after Latvia votes against Russian as official language

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Independent Expert on Minority Issues Rita Izsak. Photo: OHCHR

Tibetans Mark Solemn New Year Amid Standoff With China

Tibetans are refraining from annual celebrations to mark their traditional new year holiday, and instead are seeking to draw attention to what they describe as oppressive Chinese policies against them.

Mexico: UN human rights office voices alarm after killing of dozens of prison inmates

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The United Nations human rights office has called on Mexican authorities to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the killing over the weekend of 44 inmates at a prison in the country’s north, apparently by members of an organized criminal group.

30 Mexican Inmates Escape During Deadly Riot

Officials in Mexico are offering a reward of nearly $1 million for the capture of 30 inmates who broke out of a prison in the northern state of Nuevo Leon on Sunday.