human rights

The state of suspension

The closure of Amnesty India is a rude reminder of the growing antipathy towards political freedoms and dissenting voices in the country.

| Oct 30, 2020

Maldives’ rocky road to transitional justice

A bill before the Majlis risks depriving hundreds of Maldivian citizens of their right to reparations.

| Aug 28, 2020

Prisoners in a pandemic

COVID-19 reveals structural and systemic inequalities in Sri Lanka’s prison system.

| Apr 03, 2020

A test for Maldivian democracy

A co-author of the critical Maldivian Democracy Network report reflects on the forced closure of the organisation.

| Jan 23, 2020

Kashmir switched off

A ground report from the Valley in the weeks following lockdown.

A conversation with Asma Jahangir

From our archives, when the human-rights activist spoke to author Ritu Menon.

| Feb 11, 2018

Statelessness and Rohingya rights

It will take more than a political transition to address the plight of the Rohingya.

| Jun 01, 2016

In search of lost time

A chronicle of a Kashmiri man acquitted after more than 18 years of incarceration.

| Sep 12, 2015

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