May 4, 2017 - On the founding anniversary of the Citizens Alliance of North Korean Human Rights (NKHR), AFAD congratulates NKHR, its member organization in South Korea, for its invaluable role in supporting victims of human rights violations by North Korea.
3rd May 2017
The last week of May every year is recognized internationally as the International Week of the Disappeared and is an opportunity to remember the disappeared, and acknowledge the struggle of their families. This year, tomorrow on 4th of May, India’s human rights record will be reviewed in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) under the “Universal Periodic Review” (UPR) system by which States subject themselves to a review - by other States - of their human rights record. Since 2006, when the UPR process began, India has been reviewed twice - 2008 and 2012 and 4 May 2017 is India’s third cycle of UPR.
April 1 – 30, 2017
Torture and inhuman treatment
Collecting information of leaders of the opposition parties by
Special Branch of Police
Electoral system and local government
Hindrance to freedom of assembly
Hindrance to freedom of expression and the media
Situation of workers’ rights
Extremism and human rights
Violence against Women
Activities of Odhikar hindered