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Joint statement In Response to the EU-India human rights dialogue: calling on the EU to address reprisals against human rights defenders in India

The joint European Union (EU)-India press release, which provides a summary of the topics discussed during the 10th EU-India human rights dialogue which took place on 15 July 2022 in New Delhi, fails to adequately address pressing issues of security and reprisals faced by human rights defenders in India, five human rights organizations said today. The organizations expressed their disappointment in the EU’s apparent failure to raise

HRDA strongly condemns malicious FIR against Medha Patkar and others

Human Rights Defenders Alert - India (HRDA) strongly condemns the FIR against prominent woman human rights defender (WHRD) Medha Patkar and 11 other trustees of the Narmada Nav Nirman Abhiyan (NNNA) by the Madhya Pradesh Police.

JOINT STATEMENT OF DEMOCRATIC GROUPS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS - FREE JOURNALIST MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR NOW!

We, the undersigned, welcome the order of the Delhi High Court, issuing notice to the Delhi police, on a petition filed on behalf of incarcerated journalist Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of AltNews. The petition challenged the legality and propriety of the four-day police remand and the seizure of his electronic devices, as it has been argued that all proceedings in FIR 0172/22 Special Cell, Thana, Delhi Police, are malafide. The Delhi police have been asked by the co

A draft policy on protecting human rights defenders readied

A draft policy on protection of human rights defenders will be submitted to the Tamil Nadu government on December 10. When enacted, such a policy would be in place for the first time in the country, Henri Tiphagne, Executive Director of People's Watch said on Sunday.

THE OBSERVATORY - AFGHANISTAN: Open letter to Foreign Affairs Ministers to demand urgent action to protect human rights defenders, journalists, and civil society members in danger

AFGHANISTAN: Open letter to Foreign Affairs Ministers to demand urgent action to protect human rights defenders, journalists, and civil society members in danger

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