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Amnesty International India and city colleges hold human rights festival

10 December 2017
Around 2000 students from four colleges in Bengaluru are coming together to participate in a week-long festival called ‘Haq’, as part of Amnesty International India’s celebrations to mark International Human Rights Day on 10 December.

MADHYA PRADESH: STOP MISUSING HATE SPEECH LAWS

07 December 2017
Responding to the continued detention of five people in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh for allegedly “promoting enmity” by carrying a poster at a procession, Amnesty International India

Human Rights Defenders at serious risk in India and across the globe

05 December 2017
People who promote and defend human rights across the globe continue to face an onslaught of harassment, intimidation, unjust prosecution and unlawful detention.

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Blogs

The human rights lies of Coal India Limited

28 November 2017
Coal India’s sustainability reports for 2015-16 and 2014-15 also feature the same line: “We don’t have any reported case of human rights violation”. Really? Because one group of people that Coal India’s report fails to include in its list of stakeholders are the people whose lands were acquired for its mines.

Chhattisgarh police should help Governments by helping Scheduled Tribes

30 October 2017
P. S. Krishnan is a Former Secretary with the Government of India and has been working on issues of social justice for nearly seven decades.

Reshaping the Adivasi Struggle for Land Rights in Raigarh: dispossession without consent is a crime

06 October 2017
For decades, India’s Adivasis have borne the brunt of development-induced displacement. A range of protective laws have not prevented them from having their lands taken, their livelihoods destroyed, and their rights trampled on.

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Successes

Parlimentary Standing Committee Adopts Several of Amnesty India’s Recommendations

On 21 July 2017, the committee made a list of recommendations for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which have adopted several points submitted by Amnesty International India.

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.

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