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Human rights and India's foreign policy
Mar 26, 2012

Human rights and India's foreign policy

India's vote at Geneva in favour of the UNHRC resolution critical of Sri Lanka possibly signals the increasing vulnerability of national interests to regional interests dictated by the necessity of coalition politics. India's this strategic folly would once again rebound to China's and Pakistan's advantage.

Human Rights and US Foreign Policy: Implications for India and China
Apr 28, 2021

Human Rights and US Foreign Policy: Implications for India and China

Human rights issues have been a cornerstone of US foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. This paper examines Washington’s human rights focus on India and China under former President Donald Trump, and identifies trends under the current Joe Biden administration. The paper notes an emergent US bipartisan approach to refocus on Beijing’s human rights record following a period of policy dissonance owing to concerns to protect its economic

Human Rights: क्या हमें साइबर स्पेस के लिए मानवाधिकार की नई पीढ़ी की ज़रूरत है?
Jan 09, 2023

Human Rights: क्या हमें साइबर स्पेस के लिए मानवाधिकार की नई पीढ़ी की ज़रूरत है?

दो भागों की श्रृंखला के दूसरे हिस्से में ये तर्क दिया गया

A human rights approach to secure health in a humanitarian crisis
Dec 11, 2023

A human rights approach to secure health in a humanitarian crisis

A comprehensive strategy needs to be adopted to uphold health as an essential human right in conflict zones

Do we need a new generation of Human Rights for cyberspace?
Oct 26, 2022

Do we need a new generation of Human Rights for cyberspace?

In the second part of a two-part series, it is argued that the debate—on whether the extension of cyberspace creates the need for a new generation o

Harmonising human rights with maritime law enforcement
Aug 31, 2016

Harmonising human rights with maritime law enforcement

A continued focus on training and development of a methodology that includes a realistic approach to human rights terms and principles is needed.

Sri Lanka: 'Human rights or politics'?
Sep 07, 2011

Sri Lanka: 'Human rights or politics'?

By focusing excessively on 'war crimes' and issues of accountability, the international community (West) may have taken Sri Lanka away from the political negotiations for power-devolution to the Provinces, particularly the Tamil Province(s).

Sri Lankan media not happy with India's response to UN Report on human rights violations
Jul 05, 2011

Sri Lankan media not happy with India's response to UN Report on human rights violations

A delegation of senior journalists from Sri Lanka and Maldives visited Observer Research Foundation and held interaction with its faculty on July 5, 2011. The interaction, chaired by Mr. H.H.S. Viswanathan, Distinguished Fellow, ORF and a former ambassador.

The need for a strategy to counter China’s Human Rights violations
Mar 03, 2023

The need for a strategy to counter China’s Human Rights violations

The challenge for policymakers is to identify the means necessary to tackle the threat China poses to security while also addressing threats to human

Workshop on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights
Mar 15, 2007

Workshop on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights

On 15 and 16 March 2007, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, and the Center on Global Counter-Terrorism Cooperation of the Fourth Freedom Forum, USA, convened a two-day South Asia Regional Workshop, "Security and Liberty," which examined the relationship between human rights and counter-terrorism. This Chairmen's Report highlights some of the themes and recommendations put forward during the workshop.

#Justice Delivery System in India: कैसी है भारत के न्यायिक बुनियादी ढांचे की स्थिति?
Aug 26, 2022

#Justice Delivery System in India: कैसी है भारत के न्यायिक बुनियादी ढांचे की स्थिति?

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#विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस 2022: भारत के जनसांख्यिकीय(population) विकास का फ़ायदा कैसे उठायें!
Jul 16, 2022

#विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस 2022: भारत के जनसांख्यिकीय(population) विकास का फ़ायदा कैसे उठायें!

इस बार के विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस पर भारत को युवाओं के बीच व्य

A history of the Right to Freedom of Expression
Oct 26, 2022

A history of the Right to Freedom of Expression

In the first of a two-part series, Wolfgang Kleinwächter writes on how technologies may change, but the issues surrounding their regulation remain th

A hitch in Bangladesh-US relations?
May 29, 2023

A hitch in Bangladesh-US relations?

The once-harmonious US-Bangladesh ties are witnessing a few hiccups due to Bangladesh’s socio-political issues

A year into Taliban rule, women live in fear
Sep 01, 2022

A year into Taliban rule, women live in fear

Despite glaring evidence of women's rights violations in Afghanistan, the international community remains silent.

Aadhaar vs. right to food
Dec 05, 2017

Aadhaar vs. right to food

Right to food must figure more prominently in the discussions on Aadhaar and its implementation.

Act of last resort
Sep 01, 2004

Act of last resort

Why does Manipur continue to be on fire? Civil and human rights activists, social scientists and even the media would have you believe that the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) is primarily responsible for this. Is that so? Why is this act necessary? What does it imply?

Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis: The politics of the looming disaster
Mar 01, 2022

Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis: The politics of the looming disaster

The humanitarian crisis continues to loom large, as both the West and the Taliban are reluctant to accommodate each other’s interests.

Afghanistan’s peace process and India’s role
Nov 13, 2020

Afghanistan’s peace process and India’s role

The key is to achieve peace within the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan — a system that is defined by its core values related to human rights, women’s rights, democracy, rule of law and political inclusion.

Africa Monitor | Volume VII; Issue XLIX
Mar 31, 2018

Africa Monitor | Volume VII; Issue XLIX

The latest developments from Africa.

Angry Army, Defiant Imran
Jun 08, 2023

Angry Army, Defiant Imran

Pakistan Army is unwilling to spare Imran Khan or his supporters, defenders, and protectors, especially in the judiciary

Behind India’s renewed outreach to an embattled Syria
Jul 25, 2023

Behind India’s renewed outreach to an embattled Syria

The Arab League’s green flag to Syria opened a clearer path for more diplomacy by others such as India but it remains anchored in regional geopoliti

Behind the sabre rattling: North Korea's motivations and Northeast Asia's concerns
Feb 01, 2024

Behind the sabre rattling: North Korea's motivations and Northeast Asia's concerns

North Korea's decision to abandon its long-term aim of reunification with South Korea presents a complex situation for the Korean Peninsula and also t

Between Rhetoric and Strategy: Analysing Evolving European Approaches Towards China
Feb 29, 2024

Between Rhetoric and Strategy: Analysing Evolving European Approaches Towards China

Europe’s relationship with China has transformed in recent years, with Chinese behaviour and actions now increasingly at odds with European values and interests. As Europe adjusts to new global realities amid a full-fledged war, the European Union (EU) and its member states are recalibrating their strategies and relationships with China. This paper aims to decipher these evolutions by assessing the EU approach and those of certain key European

Between the Maulana, the Military and the Munsifs
May 16, 2023

Between the Maulana, the Military and the Munsifs

The perfect storm that has engulfed Pakistan is unlikely to weaken anytime soon.

Beyond the Preamble: Measuring up the right to education in practice
Jan 24, 2024

Beyond the Preamble: Measuring up the right to education in practice

While the right to education is widely recognised by national constitutions, its actual implementation remains inadequate

Biden, Beijing Olympics, and Uyghur oppression
Dec 21, 2021

Biden, Beijing Olympics, and Uyghur oppression

Many western countries have decided to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics on grounds of human rights violations. Can such diplomatic boycott bring an

BIMSTEC and the fate of multilateralism
Jan 10, 2023

BIMSTEC and the fate of multilateralism

Despite being a grouping that has members from what is frequently referred to as the least integrated region in the world, BIMSTEC continues to show i

Blinken's visit to China: From de-coupling to de-risking
Jul 01, 2023

Blinken's visit to China: From de-coupling to de-risking

Finding common ground could contribute to more cooperation, but achieving this will require compromises and sustained engagement from both sides

Blinken’s India Visit Goes Off Smoothly
Jul 30, 2021

Blinken’s India Visit Goes Off Smoothly

Despite concerns that the Biden administration’s focus on human rights and democracy would entail sharp criticism of New Delhi, Blinken’s visit highlighted the many areas of bilateral synergy.

Bridging the global gender chasm in 2024: Need for more steam?
Feb 03, 2024

Bridging the global gender chasm in 2024: Need for more steam?

Due to unprecedented global crises, progress in bridging the gender divide has stagnated

Challenges and complexities of the Taliban’s governance
Oct 14, 2023

Challenges and complexities of the Taliban’s governance

Over the past two years, the Taliban has faced internal power tussles and demolished key inherited institutions which has greatly impacted the Afghan

China in horizon, G7 eyes the Global South
Jun 18, 2024

China in horizon, G7 eyes the Global South

The policy implications of a change in administration at Washington will raise valid concerns on the continuity of policies that came out at Apuli

China’s global police stations: Surveillance of Uyghur exiles
Feb 08, 2023

China’s global police stations: Surveillance of Uyghur exiles

There is little hope for self-exiled vulnerable Uyghurs if China’s extrajudicial policing is allowed to mushroom to other parts of the world

Countering insurgency in Kashmir: The cyber dimension
Jan 10, 2017

Countering insurgency in Kashmir: The cyber dimension

Countering the militancy in Kashmir has become a highly challenging task due to the exploitation of new information and communication technology by insurgent groups. The battlefield is now a multidimensional one, encompassing both physical territory and cyberspace. The overall capabilities of insurgents have been enhanced by tools in cyberspace that are inexpensive, ever more sophisticated, rapidly proliferating, and easy to use. Militants are sy

Covid-19 and unemployment: Implications for child labour
Jul 31, 2020

Covid-19 and unemployment: Implications for child labour

Poverty is the root cause of child labour, which, despite being a priority for a succession of Indian governments, is yet to be eradicated.

COVID19 pandemic and Rohingya refugees
Apr 13, 2020

COVID19 pandemic and Rohingya refugees

Keeping the refugees and IDPs confined in the camps uninformed may be detrimental to effective enforcement of the authorities’ efforts and measures

Cyber Mercenaries: The Failures of Current Responses and the Imperative of International Collaboration
Dec 11, 2023

Cyber Mercenaries: The Failures of Current Responses and the Imperative of International Collaboration

Digital adoption, hastened globally by the COVID-19 epidemic, brought along with it both benefits and threats, including concerns of safety and security of the cyberspace. Current geopolitical dynamics, ongoing strategic and economic disputes, as well as attempts by authoritarian regimes to preserve power have allowed companies with malicious intent—known as ‘cyber mercenaries’—to develop and deploy offensive cyber capabilities. The tools

Decoding India's Abstention on UNHRC Vote
Aug 10, 2015

Decoding India's Abstention on UNHRC Vote

In what is being touted as a major shift in Indian policy towards Israel, New Delhi abstained from a vote against Israel at the UN Human Rights Commission. The UN human rights body called for Israel's accountability in alleged war crimes committed by its officials during the conflict in Gaza in July 2014.

Elections in Türkiye: Marking a reset in EU-Türkiye relations?
May 28, 2023

Elections in Türkiye: Marking a reset in EU-Türkiye relations?

Europe is closely observing the Turkish elections as a change in leadership could lead to a reset in Türkiye-EU relations