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Ethics of neurotechnology: The intersection of neuroscience and military applications
Sep 05, 2023

Ethics of neurotechnology: The intersection of neuroscience and military applications

Striking a balance between technological advancement and ethical considerations will be essential to safeguard human rights and global security

Ethnic reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Another missed opportunity
Jun 09, 2023

Ethnic reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Another missed opportunity

Although the President’s efforts were applauded for the outreach, it seems that the peace overtures were motivated by political and economic reasons

Europe needs a clearer, more coherent approach to China
Apr 20, 2023

Europe needs a clearer, more coherent approach to China

The split between Western and Eastern Europe has compromised the EU’s emergence as a credible strategic actor on issues relating to China

Five years of sinification of Islam in China
Oct 18, 2023

Five years of sinification of Islam in China

Over the course of five years, Beijing has curbed religious freedom under the pretext of “reorienting” Muslims of China towards core socialist val

For a humane role in Kabul
Dec 13, 2021

For a humane role in Kabul

New Delhi’s top-most priority should be to ensure timely, non-discriminatory relief distribution

Gaza's healthcare collapse: A global failure to uphold the International Humanitarian Law
May 20, 2024

Gaza's healthcare collapse: A global failure to uphold the International Humanitarian Law

The Gaza crisis serves as a glaring testament to the shortcomings of international mechanisms tasked with upholding human rights and dignity

Germany’s conviction of Syrian secret police officer sets a precedence
Mar 06, 2021

Germany’s conviction of Syrian secret police officer sets a precedence

Human rights lawyers and legal activists hope that the testimonies and evidence presented to the court in the Al-Khatib trial can be used in other pro

Global Health Governance in an Uncertain World: A Proposed Framework for the G20
Jan 30, 2023

Global Health Governance in an Uncertain World: A Proposed Framework for the G20

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, reforming the global health governance system has become a key area of concern for the G20 and other multilateral platforms. This comes at a time when the world has increasingly become volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. As a grouping of developed and developing countries, the G20 must prioritise addressing global health challenges by identifying its direct and indirect determinants. This brief

Health as a welfare good in India: Towards a more substantive social protection imperative
Apr 05, 2024

Health as a welfare good in India: Towards a more substantive social protection imperative

Although the government has initiated schemes to extend proper healthcare, many sections of people are still excluded from its coverage or are unable

How India’s 13-A reference applies to the whole of Sri Lanka
Sep 14, 2022

How India’s 13-A reference applies to the whole of Sri Lanka

Over the past three decades, since 13-A came into force, there has been no inclination in the non-Tamil areas for provincial autonomy. Power devolutio

India can do much more in Afghanistan
May 16, 2012

India can do much more in Afghanistan

The international community's increased enthusiasm about leaving Afghanistan could have an adverse impact on the human rights situation in the country, according to human rights researcher Ms Heather Barr.

India has a problem on Capitol Hill
Oct 24, 2019

India has a problem on Capitol Hill

The much-anticipated Congressional hearing on “Human Rights in South Asia” turned into an attack by Democratic lawmakers on India’s Kashmir poli

India loses Lanka plot
Mar 26, 2012

India loses Lanka plot

With India voting in favour of the anti-Sri Lanka resolution at the UN Human Rights Council, Delhi finds itself in a precarious position in Colombo vis-à-vis Beijing. Worse, it's likely to make the lives of Tamils more difficult in the island nation.

India-US cooperation in SA: Beyond what meets the eye
May 06, 2024

India-US cooperation in SA: Beyond what meets the eye

India, the world’s largest democracy, and the United States (US), the world’s oldest democracy, are heading to elections this year. The elections come when both democracies are increasing their cooperation in South Asia (SA) to maintain a ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific and push back against an assertive and aggressive China.

India’s Uganda outreach requires a careful balancing act
Mar 12, 2024

India’s Uganda outreach requires a careful balancing act

India’s renewed relationship with Uganda presents a test cast for Indian diplomacy

Is pathetic poll show by Sharmila a vote for continuance of Afspa in Manipur?
Mar 21, 2017

Is pathetic poll show by Sharmila a vote for continuance of Afspa in Manipur?

In defeating Irom Sharmila, the voters of Manipur have demonstrated their opposition to her call for the revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from the State. It also exposes human rights activists of all hues

Latin America and the Caribbean: Facing the pandemic with more democracy, not less
Dec 29, 2020

Latin America and the Caribbean: Facing the pandemic with more democracy, not less

The pandemic has worsened the problems that Latin America and the Caribbean were already facing. 2021 will surely be challenging in terms of political

MBS is desperately trying to rehabilitate himself since Biden won the elections
Jan 31, 2021

MBS is desperately trying to rehabilitate himself since Biden won the elections

Before MBS’s rise, activists could ask for legal reforms even if in whispers. Now, they cannot.

Media's role as foreign affairs impinge on national politics
Mar 22, 2013

Media's role as foreign affairs impinge on national politics

If proof were required, the DMK-Congress spat on the Sri Lanka related vote at the UN Human Rights Council has once again provided it. Foreign Affairs will increasingly impinge on national politics.

Myanmar: Trafficking issues, plight of Rohingyas in Thailand
Jan 21, 2021

Myanmar: Trafficking issues, plight of Rohingyas in Thailand

Thailand has long been a hub for human trafficking networks, transporting displaced Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants to Malaysia and other countries.

Need for a migration policy in Thailand
Dec 19, 2022

Need for a migration policy in Thailand

The Thai government needs to put in place a holistic and inclusive migration policy to support the migrants entering and residing in their territory

New knowledge paradigms for Tech and I: Toward a more ethical digital society
Jun 06, 2019

New knowledge paradigms for Tech and I: Toward a more ethical digital society

Measuring the proportion of internet users globally is done in disparate ways, and even those who have some degree of access may not have meaningful a

Obama and the Lama: Shaky prospects for the Tibetan movement
Feb 24, 2014

Obama and the Lama: Shaky prospects for the Tibetan movement

Though Obama does not want the Tibetan question complicate his effort to build a sustainable partnership with Beijing, he does not want to appear abandoning the human rights issues in China and alienate a significant section of domestic elite opinion.

Overcoming an EU-China trade and trust deficit
Dec 06, 2023

Overcoming an EU-China trade and trust deficit

Beijing seeks normalisation of ties with Europe; however, for Brussels, reconciliation will be conditional on Beijing’s willingness to address funda

Pentagon rings the alarm
Dec 02, 2022

Pentagon rings the alarm

A recent report by Pentagon states China’s intention of tripling its nuclear arsenal by 2035. This has significant implications for India

Playing games with Kashmir
Apr 14, 2005

Playing games with Kashmir

While bus and cricket diplomacy is being played out with unbridled passion across borders, a dispassionate and more realistic discourse on human rights violations in Kashmir should form part of the new-found bon homie between India and Pakistan. There is a reason why such an assessment is important.

Plugging the holes in India’s 'Independent Contractor' economy
Nov 13, 2017

Plugging the holes in India’s 'Independent Contractor' economy

It seems that the distinctive workforce model that the sharing economy touts as vital to its existence may eventually be the reason for its downfall.

Putin and Xi Frame a New China-Russia Partnership
Feb 15, 2022

Putin and Xi Frame a New China-Russia Partnership

Pressure that both sides face from the United States and the West gives their partnership new depth.

Resolving Mumbai's slum sanitation will make India ODF
Sep 26, 2023

Resolving Mumbai's slum sanitation will make India ODF

Despite the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission, there is a need for a paradigm shift in the approach to slum sanitation in Mumbai

Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) governance using a relational governance framework
Feb 09, 2023

Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) governance using a relational governance framework

A relational governance framework could help ensure that the benefits of AI are maximised while minimising potential harm.

Right to equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination — if not now, then when?
Apr 09, 2021

Right to equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination — if not now, then when?

The world needs the vaccine today — not tomorrow — to stop the disease and end the pandemic. We need to embrace the access to medicine movement �

Rising concerns over political transitions in Myanmar and Thailand
Mar 17, 2021

Rising concerns over political transitions in Myanmar and Thailand

Not only is the military coup causing wariness over the future of democracy in Southeast Asia, but it also represents yet another challenge to existin

Rohingya crisis: Exploitation, recruitment, and challenges
May 23, 2024

Rohingya crisis: Exploitation, recruitment, and challenges

The military junta and ethnic armed groups exploit Rohingya's vulnerability for their agendas. Without a regional framework to address the refugee cri

Should rivers have legal rights?
Jun 16, 2020

Should rivers have legal rights?

The new paradigm could involve interpreting the rights of the river where humans are at the periphery and the regulatory mechanisms are designed by ke

South Asia Weekly 91
Sep 27, 2009

South Asia Weekly 91

In a move that took many by surprise, Sri Lanka's Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe accepted most of the criticism leveled against his government by the United Nations over the resettlement of 250,000 Tamil refugees.

South Asia Weekly 98
Nov 15, 2009

South Asia Weekly 98

Sri Lankan Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samrasinghe claimed that 143,672 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been resettled. There were 280,000 IDPs when the fighting ended in May 2009.

Sri Lanka: 'Ethnicity' cannot be the sole policy-marker for India
Mar 14, 2013

Sri Lanka: 'Ethnicity' cannot be the sole policy-marker for India

There are humanitarian and human rights issues in Sri Lanka. Yet, it is basically a political cause, still, which no one in Tamil Nadu seems to be talking about, any more.

Sri Lanka: Cameron's presence and Manmohan Singh's absence
Dec 03, 2013

Sri Lanka: Cameron's presence and Manmohan Singh's absence

Post-CHOGM revival of what otherwise are short-term suspended issues may have the potential to unilaterally commit the Union of India to positions on Sri Lanka human rights issues that may be difficult to rescind closer to UNHRC March session.

Sri Lanka: Is a new India-centric aid group more viable than others?
Jul 02, 2022

Sri Lanka: Is a new India-centric aid group more viable than others?

Aid from India, Japan, Russia and China seems to be more viable than aid from the West as it accompanies political conditionalities.