14 October 2019


Search Results for Tag : Human Rights

Judgments

High Court cannot deliberate on constitutional validity of own accord(18.03.2016)

Meghalaya High Court’s suo moto cognizance on provisions in the Meghalaya Lokayukta Act, 2014 pertaining to appointment of the Chairperson and Members.....

Tags : Suo moto, constitutional validity, human rights

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State Human Rights Commission is only a recommendatory body and has no power and jurisdiction to direct payment of compensation.(07.11.2017)

The present petition is filed by the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (Petitioner) for challenging the order passed by the Chhattisgarh Human Righ.....

Tags : Human Rights Commission, Compensation, Recommendatory Authority

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News

Appoint Manipur Human Rights Commission’s Office-Bearers Within 3 Months: Manipur High Court(19.01.2018)

Manipur High Court has directed the state to appoint the chairperson and the members of the Manipur Human Rights Commission within a period of three m.....

Tags : Manipur High Court, Human Rights

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Bombay High Court Seeks Government’s Reply on Human Rights Panel’s Request for Office Premises(19.03.2018)

Bombay High Court has sought a reply from the Maharashtra government after the state human rights commission approached the court with a rather odd re.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Human Rights

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Kerala HC: Puttingal Temple Fire Tragedy Should be Inquired by CBI(12.04.2016)

Kerala HC, while hearing Justice Chidambaresh's plea seeking ban on high decibel firecrackers, has observed that Puttingal temple fire tragedy should .....

Tags : Kerala HC, Puttingal temple fire tragedy , National Human Rights Commission

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Madras HC Upholds State Human Rights Commission’s Orders(14.12.2015)

Madras High Court has upheld order of Tamil Nadu Human Rights Commission directing a woman Sub Inspector to pay a compensation of Rs 15,000 to an empl.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Tamil Nadu Human Rights Commission

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Delhi HC Permits NHRC to Intervene in Hashimpura Massacre Case(14.12.2015)

Delhi High Court has allowed National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to intervene in appeals filed by victims of Hashimpura massacre of 1987, in which.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, National Human Rights Commission

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U.S. Supreme Court Shields Corporations from Human-Rights Suits(25.04.2018)

U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that victims of overseas atrocities can’t use a centuries-old law to sue foreign corporations for complicity, blunting wh.....

Tags : U.S. Supreme Court, Human Rights

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Supreme Court Issues Notice to Centre Over Delay in Filling Vacancies in SHRCs(02.05.2018)

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and several states on a plea against the delay in filling up the vacancies in the State Human Rights Com.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Human Rights

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Supreme Court: Overcrowding Prisons a Violation of Human Rights(14.05.2018)

Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150% of the capacity, and asked all the Hig.....

Tags : Human Rights, Supreme Court

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CIC: Impediment in Self Defence in Penal Proceedings is Violation of Human Rights(29.06.2018)

Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that it is the human right of a person accused of sexual harassment in his capacity as a citizen and acc.....

Tags : Central Information Commission, Human Rights

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ECHR Agrees with Austrian Court Order that Fined Woman for Defaming Prophet Muhammad(22.11.2018)

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has agreed with the order of an Austrian Court by which it has fined a woman for her statements against Prophet .....

Tags : European Court of Human Rights, Australian Court, Prophet Muhammad

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SC Pulls Up States Over No 'Human Rights Court'(15.01.2019)

Supreme Court has pulled up states for not setting up 'Human Rights Courts' yet and observed that there is no reason why the state governments should .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Human Rights Court

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Rajya Sabha Passes Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019(23.07.2019)

Rajya Sabha has passed the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019, amid Opposition call to refer the Bill to a select committee. The Bill f.....

Tags : Rajya Sabha, Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019

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Kerala High Court: Human Rights Commission Does not Have Unlimited Jurisdiction(26.07.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that the Human Rights Commission does not have unlimited jurisdiction and that it cannot exercise plenary powers in der.....

Tags : Kerala High Court, Human Rights Commission

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Supreme Court Fines Seven States Over Status of Human Rights Courts(14.08.2019)

Supreme Court has slapped penalty of up to Rs. 1 lakh on seven states for failing to file responses on setting up human rights courts despite its dire.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Human Rights

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NHRC Awards Compensation of Rs 50,000 over Delay in Registration of FIR(27.07.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has awarded a compensation of Rs 50,000 to a 25-year-old woman from Ghaziabad owing to a delay of three months.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission , Compensation

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National Human Rights Commission Issues Notice to CBI Over Alleged Torture of Ex-Bureaucrat Bansal(30.09.2016)

National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to CBI over the alleged torture of suspended senior bureaucrat BK Bansal and his family that led to.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission, CBI, Bansal

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NHRC Notices UP Government over Death of Asthma Patient in Ambulance(14.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to UP Government over death of an asthma patient because of an empty oxygen cylinder in ambu.....

Tags : NHRC, National Human Rights Commission

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NHRC Seeks Report from Kerala Government over Custodial Death(14.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Kerala Government over death of a man from Tamil Nadu in police custody after he was ar.....

Tags : NHRC, National Human Rights Commission, Custodial Death

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NHRC Notices TN Government over Death of Three Girls in Road Mishap(17.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Tamil Nadu government over reported death of three college girls in a road accident invol.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission, road accident

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NHRC Notices Maharashtra Government over Death of 740 Tribal Students(19.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) while taking suo motu cognizance of news reports that 740 students of Residential Schools (ashramshalas) in tr.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission, ashramshalas, Tribal Students

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NHRC Notices Odisha Government over Fire at SUM Hospital(20.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), while taking suo motu cognizance of media reports, has issued a notice to Odisha Government on the fire at SU.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission, SUM hospital, fire

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Supreme Court Notices NHRC over Plea Seeking Law on Custodial Torture(10.01.2017)

Supreme Court has sent to notice National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on a plea seeking framing of an effective law to prevent torture and inhuman .....

Tags : Supreme Court , National Human Rights Commission, Custodial Torture

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Supreme Court to Centre: Appoint NHRC Director General Within One Week(23.01.2017)

Supreme Court has directed Centre to appoint a Director General in National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) within a week.

Tags : Supreme Court, National Human Rights Commission, Director General

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Bombay High Court: State Doesn’t Seem To Value Human Rights Panel(14.03.2017)

Bombay High Court has said that State Government does not seem to care about State Human Rights Commission despite rise in instances of human rights v.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, State Human Rights Commission

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NHRC Notices DGP, Jharkhand Over Mob Lynching of 7 on Suspicion of Being Child Kidnappers(24.05.2017)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report on mob lynching of seven persons on suspicion of being child k.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission, Jharkhand , Mob Lynching

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NHRC Seeks Report From Jharkhand on Abduction, Recruitment of Children By Maoists(24.05.2017)

National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Government of Jharkhand, calling for a report after taking suo motu cognizance of a news artic.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission, Jharkhand , Maoists

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Supreme Court: NHRC Reduced to 'Toothless Tiger', Must be Endowed with More Powers(17.07.2017)

Supreme Court has expressed regret over reduction of the National Human Rights Commission to a “toothless tiger”.

Tags : Supreme Court, Human Rights

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NHRC Notice to UP Govt Over Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy(16.08.2017)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), while taking suo motu cognizance of media reports over Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, has issued notice to Gover.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission, Gorakhpur hospital

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NHRC Seeks State Govt't Report on 52 Child Deaths in Jharkhand(30.08.2017)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of a report related to death of 52 infants at Jamshedpur’s Mahatma Gandhi Memori.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission

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NHRC: Chhattisgarh Govt Guilty Of Abetting Ghastly Salwa Judum Crimes, Cover-Up Ops(14.11.2017)

National Human Rights Commission has come down heavily on the Chhattisgarh government for abetting the ghastly Salwa Judum crimes in the state and tur.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission

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Arthur Road Jail, Sanjay Dutt's Former Prison, May House Vijay Mallya Too(29.11.2017)

Arthur Road Jail, Sanjay Dutt's Former Prison, May House Vijay Mallya Too

Tags : The Westminster Magistrates' Court had earlier this month rejected India’s extradition request for a UK-based alleged bookie, on the grounds that his human rights would be violated in Delhi’s notoriously overcrowded Tihar Jail.

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Top Story

Out of the barrel and into the chamber(08.07.2016)

What started out as a petition against extra-judicial executions by the armed forces in the north-eastern states of the country roused the Supreme Cou.....

Tags : north east, fake encounter, human rights, proxy war, terrorism

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Cabinet Gives Nod to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018(04.04.2018)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has given its approval to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 for better protection and.....

Tags : Human rights, bill, Amendment

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