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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

Afghanistan and women's rights
Dec 19, 2013

Afghanistan and women's rights

Comparing Afghanistan and the rest of the world, Farkhunda Zarah Naderi, Member of the Afghan National Assembly, said that while the world is looking forward to achieve the status quo, Afghans are still fighting for their primary rights, be it women's, cultural or ethical.

Artificial imagination: Balancing innovation and rights in the era of generative AI
Mar 04, 2024

Artificial imagination: Balancing innovation and rights in the era of generative AI

Generative AI's impact on creative industries is unfolding through economic shifts and legal challenges, affecting job markets and redefining artistic

Automation in moderation: Preserving fundamental rights while moderating online content at scale
Apr 14, 2021

Automation in moderation: Preserving fundamental rights while moderating online content at scale

In order to safeguard against function creep, governments and platforms must be transparent about how and where automated tools are used.

Breaking barriers: Gender, health rights and climate change at crossroads
Apr 05, 2024

Breaking barriers: Gender, health rights and climate change at crossroads

Adopting holistic approaches to address the interlinkages between health and other gender-sensitive SDG targets is key to achieving equitable and sust

Digital rights in 2021: Perspectives from Kenya
Jan 08, 2021

Digital rights in 2021: Perspectives from Kenya

In the coming years, many will be watching to see whether mobile network operators will manage to retain the 2.8 million new mobile money subscribers

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

E-politics and public accountability over digital rights, with a focus on Latin America
Dec 29, 2020

E-politics and public accountability over digital rights, with a focus on Latin America

Governments and political actors must be liable for their performance and the virtual realm is not a playground anymore.

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.

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

Internet suspension in India: A call for balancing security and rights
Apr 07, 2023

Internet suspension in India: A call for balancing security and rights

The current legal regime governing internet shutdowns must be overhauled to place greater emphasis on transparency and accountability

Making a case for rightsizing KMP tenure as a good governance requirement in Indian BFSI sector
Jun 15, 2020

Making a case for rightsizing KMP tenure as a good governance requirement in Indian BFSI sector

Bad corporate governance impacts negatively on a company's integrity and transparency — and directly hurts customer trust and subsequently the compa

Nepal:  Media rights violations and impunity
Feb 01, 2013

Nepal: Media rights violations and impunity

There has been an overall decline in the freedom of press and right to information in Nepal. Although the political actors have long upheld the peoples' right to information, media is faced with harsh situations on ground with political party cadres, especially the Maoists, resorting to violence and other intimidation tactics against the journalists to suppress free press.

Our digital futures: Rights, pluralism, or tech determinism?
Apr 14, 2021

Our digital futures: Rights, pluralism, or tech determinism?

It is a moment of awakening, as we are still suffering a pandemic that made “digital” the daily real — exposing divides and flaws, glitches and

Protect rights of all, or it'll be drag on growth
Dec 28, 2017

Protect rights of all, or it'll be drag on growth

Democracy is about winning elections, forming stable governments, governing efficiently and ensuring justice.

Rivers and their legal rights
Oct 29, 2021

Rivers and their legal rights

By adopting a more eco-centric approach, the call to confer legal ‘personhood’ to rivers could be the first step to protect them

Securing property rights in India through distributed ledger technology
Jul 24, 2023

Securing property rights in India through distributed ledger technology

India registered rapid economic growth over the past couple of years, with the GDP growing 7.6 percent in 2015-2016. While economic activity remains buoyant, however, the country still has a long way to go. The government must capitalise on the current economic momentum and use it to accelerate its reform agenda. One of the areas requiring regulatory attention is the property market. Despite a push for reform through the Digital India Land Record

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

Solar Energy in India: Contestation of Land Rights 
May 03, 2022

Solar Energy in India: Contestation of Land Rights 

Growth and development in renewable energy power generation call for acquiring more suitable land to install RE generating equipment/machinery, and th

Sovereignty Vs. Sovereign Rights: De-escalating Tensions in the South China Sea
Aug 14, 2023

Sovereignty Vs. Sovereign Rights: De-escalating Tensions in the South China Sea

Competing maritime territorial claims in the South China Sea resulting in frequent provocations and standoffs are well-documented. China’s increasingly assertive stance over its claims has led to increased militarisation of the region, making it a potential flashpoint. To better understand the complex SCS question vis-a-vis the extent of, and jurisdiction over this maritime space, this brief explores the distinction between the principl

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.

Tech for All: Access, rights, and innovation moving forward
Oct 12, 2020

Tech for All: Access, rights, and innovation moving forward

Digital technologies are quickly becoming an everyday necessity. What can we do to bridge this gap of inequality and establish digital technology as a

The battle for States' rights in India
Feb 24, 2012

The battle for States' rights in India

Though it will be difficult for the Central Government and the States to agree upon certain foreign policy issues, they should work together on issues of national importance-such as terrorism and foreign policy-in order to enact policies that benefit its citizens.

The Chinese interest in Special Drawing Rights
Apr 26, 2011

The Chinese interest in Special Drawing Rights

The fall in the value of the dollar would be worrying the central bankers in China because the value of their reserves also declines simultaneously. The promotion of the SDR agenda by the Chinese is certainly no coincidence given the position of the dollar today.

The Gwadar protests: Balochistan stands up for its rights
Jan 13, 2022

The Gwadar protests: Balochistan stands up for its rights

To safeguard Chinese interests in Gwadar, the Pakistani government gives in to demands placed by the local population

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

Towards values-based connectivity in BIMSTEC: Enhancing the rights dimensions of SDG 8
Dec 23, 2020

Towards values-based connectivity in BIMSTEC: Enhancing the rights dimensions of SDG 8

The enhancement of the SDG framework in line with the human rights norms and indicators should not be onerous, given the voluntarism of the SDG proces

Transferable Development Rights and Mumbai
Mar 04, 2021

Transferable Development Rights and Mumbai

The most important reform that needs to be introduced is to permit the use of Transferable Development Rights (TDR) across the entire State and not ju