UN General Assembly Third Committee puts resolution on human rights defenders to the test

27 November 2015
India welcomed the adoption of the resolution, but stressed that it does not create any new obligations at national level.

Tunisia: Rapists given a way out while their victims are blamed and punished

26 November 2015
Loopholes in Tunisia’s laws are granting perpetrators of rape, sexual assault and physical violence a way out while their victims are frequently punished and blamed when they dare to report the crimes against them

Pakistan to hit shameful milestone of 300 executions in less than a year

24 November 2015
Pakistan will imminently have executed 300 people since it lifted a moratorium on executions, shamefully sealing its place among the world’s worst executioners

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Deadly attacks risk casting a shadow over human rights in Tunisia

26 November 2015
The nation’s top preoccupation right now is maintaining security and the fight against terrorism. For now, human rights concerns, such as violence against women, have been forced to take a back seat.

A seditious tune

18 November 2015
India's history of cracking the sedition whip to silence dissidents is well known. Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi are among the law's more famous targets.

India is muzzling its critics and harassing its NGOs: will Cameron speak out?

12 November 2015
Cameron has a choice during this visit: does he stand up and support human rights defenders and activists who are helping make human rights a reality in India in spite of the onslaught or does he continue to remain quiet on this issue?

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Pretrial Detention - Impacts and Successes

Amnesty International India has, as a part of the advocacy work on this project, engaged with the Executive, Prisons Department and the Judiciary since June 2013 resulting in some significant impacts and successes.

5 undertrial prisoners Amnesty International India helped release

Case stories of 5 undertrial prisoners who had spent considerable time in prisons without a

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