Category Archives: Human Rights

Human Rights

United Nations Charter: History, Objective & Important Provisions

The United Nations Charter consists of 19 Chapters and 111 Articles. The Charter deals with the rights and obligations of member states and establishes the procedures of the United Nations. The article mentions the history, objective, members of the UN Charter and discusses the important provisions under the charter. I. Introduction The UN Charter is the constitutive instrument… Read More »

United Nations Human Rights Council – Overview and Function

This article deals with the origin of Human Rights Council, reformation of commission to council, complaint procedure, functions and its strengthening process. The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and addressing the situation of human rights violations. I. Introduction… Read More »

Human Rights in India: History & Development

Evolution of Human Rights in India can be traced back to the fifteenth century B.C from Vedas. Traditionally Human rights are known as “natural rights of man” which includes life, liberty and happiness of the people. Introduction Human rights are the basic rights which are very important for the peaceful survival of human beings in all parts of… Read More »

Meaning and Concept of Human Rights

Meaning and Concept of Human Rights | Overview Introduction of Human Rights Sociological Concept of Human Rights Political Concept of Human Rights Human Rights in Corporate World International Human Rights Meaning and concept of human rights have been evolved and refined over some time all over the globe. The historical agreement, Magna Carta, is considered to be the… Read More »

Vulnerable Groups and Human Rights

Introduction There is a certain group of a human being which either by nature or because of deep-rooted custom are weak and vulnerable, such as a child, women, disabled persons, aged persons, migrant workers or persons belonging to a particular race. However, they were a human being possesses a human right and fundamental freedom. But their rights have… Read More »

The Status of Custodial Violence in India

The issue of custodial violence is widely debated. Several laws have been passed against custodial violence but the status is more or less the same. The prevention of torture has been one of the key human rights developments in the past decade. The victim of torture goes through severe harassment when he approaches the court to obtain justice.… Read More »

Important International Conferences on Human Rights

International Conference on Human Rights This article deals with various international conferences on human rights. The conferences discussed herein are – Tehran Conference 1968, Vienna Conference 1993 and the Vienna Conference 2013. Tehran Conference 1968 In April and May 1968, representatives of 84 States, 4 nearby businesses, and 57 non-governmental groups (NGOs) met in Tehran, Iran, for the first united countries’… Read More »

Regional Conventions on Human Rights

Each region has its own systems of human rights conventions. The Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa have all established regional conventions. INTRODUCTION Human rights are the most basic rights that are awarded to all humans, regardless of their sex, race, ethnicity, nationality, or religion. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture,… Read More »

International Law on Human Rights

Introduction The phrase “human rights” may be used in an abstract and philosophical sense, either as denoting a special category of the moral claim that all humans may invoke or, more pragmatically, as the manifestation of these claims in positive law, for example, as constitutional guarantees to hold Governments accountable under national legal processes. While the first understanding… Read More »

Human Rights Commissions in India

The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and State Human Rights Commissions which are formed under the act are described in this article. Introduction: The idea of human rights is very pristine and sacrosanct. If rights are scrapped off a man, then what remains is a mere animal existence (though nowadays,… Read More »