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Goodbyes and a tribute to IDSN Director, Rikke Nöhrlind

Many of Rikke Nohrlind’s friends and family – including most of her current and former team – gathered in Copenhagen on Monday 24 October 2016 to celebrate the many achievements of IDSN’s outgoing Executive […]

November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

A review: US State Department Report on human rights in India 2015

The US State Department published its Report 2015 on human rights practices in India, which provides a comprehensive overview of the human rights situation in the country. The report covers areas of deprivation of […]

October 6th, 2016|India, Uncategorized|

Caste at the Human Rights Council’s 33 session

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) commenced its 33rd session on 13 September. This year the report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences has a […]

September 15th, 2016|Caste-based slavery, Uncategorized, United Nations|

Indian Government under attack for atrocities against Dalits

The Indian government has come under attack for atrocities against Dalits. In a debate on Dalit atrocities in the Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha) on Thursday, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh  disputed claims of increasing […]

August 15th, 2016|India, Uncategorized, Violence and atrocities|

HRW urges India to stop treating critics as criminals

The Indian authorities use the country’s “vaguely worded, overly broad laws” to silence and harass critics, Human Rights Watch says in a new report released today. Dalit activists and artists are among the victims […]

May 24th, 2016|India, Uncategorized|

Global conference urged to discuss rights of 300 million Dalit and indigenous women

COPENHAGEN, 11 MAY 2016 — When leaders and activists from all over the world gather in Copenhagen next week to focus on the health and human rights of girls and women, their discussions must […]

May 11th, 2016|Dalit Women, Uncategorized, United Nations|

Highlights – Dr. Ambedkar 125th Anniversary Celebrations

On 13th April 2016, the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York hosted a Special Event at the UN Headquarters to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. […]

April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Rohith suicide case continues to stir India

On 22 March, student demonstrators at Hyderabad Central University were violently attacked by police who forcefully detained 29 protesters, brutally beat them and held them in undisclosed locations for more than 24 hours. During […]

HRW/IDSN: Ending discrimination based on caste and descent

The UN Human Rights Council, its member states and UN bodies should work much harder to eliminate one of the world’s worst forms of discrimination. This is the overall message from Human Rights Watch […]

March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Indian budget fails to deliver for Dalits

Approximately one fourth of India’s population consists of Dalits and Adivasis, and they are supposed to receive budget allocations according to their numbers. But yet again, these groups have been let down by the […]

March 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|