• Thursday, November 27, 2014

Law And Our Rights

Women Rights

Published Date: November 25, 2014
Combating violence against women

Combating violence against women

DESPITE our commitment to equal protection for male and female in our constitution (Article 27, 28) and international human rights treaties like Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW),Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (CAT), violence against women (VAW) is quite high...

For Your Information

Published Date: November 25, 2014
Children are the fundamental building block

Children are the fundamental building block

AS countries around the world celebrate the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, the United Nations family hailed the landmark treaty as a powerful human rights tool, while taking stock of the long-standing disparities that must be addressed to propel actions for the well-being of all children into the future. The President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, underscored that the Convention is a collective commitment to ensure that every child worldwide has the right to a fair start in life, calling on Member States to safeguard that such rights are fully reflected in the post-2015 development agenda. “We must...

Law News

Published Date: November 25, 2014
South Asians for human rights protection

South Asians for human rights protection

SOUTH Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional human rights organisation, meeting at Kathmandu from 26-27 November 2014, is committed to promoting and protecting human rights, peace, democracy and justice in all countries of this region. We believe that the situation of human rights and the threat to peace, secularism and democracy are...

Rights Watch

Published Date: November 25, 2014
Reconciling conflict of rights in defamation law discourse

AT law, the notion of 'Defamation' is defined both as a civil wrong and a criminal offence in the legal regime of various states. A person can either be sued for compensation by the affected person or be criminally prosecuted by the state. Arguably the notion of criminal defamation is viewed as legally unfounded as it stipulates a disproportionate punishment and has a ruthless effect on freedom of expression. Importing the statutory definition of defamation via the body of...