NHRC’s remit: Human rights body has an incredibly important job, Praising govt is not part of it

Synopsis: NHRC as an institution, need to keep a check on the government and executive and not shower praises or seem compromised in its job. Introduction The government of India enacted the National Human Rights Act in 1993. As a result of which, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and State Human Rights Councils were… Continue reading NHRC’s remit: Human rights body has an incredibly important job, Praising govt is not part of it

Police reforms are not enough

  Synopsis: Police reforms are much needed in India. In this respect, India can learn a lot from the George Floyd trial.  Killing of George Floyd was in news a few months back. In USA it sparked mass protests culminating in the conviction of the police officer involved in the case.  Why an erosion of public trust in the police… Continue reading Police reforms are not enough

Japan apologises to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

Japan’s government has issued an apology and awarded compensation under a redress legislation to thousands of people with disabilities who were forcibly sterilised under the now defunct Eugenics Protection Law. Eugenics Protection Law was enacted in 1948 and was in place until 1996. The law aimed to prevent the birth of poor-quality descendants. The law… Continue reading Japan apologises to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress