human rights

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.

The dragon bites its tail – Part III

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Part III of our longform reportage from 1992 on Bhutan’s Lhotshampa question.

| Oct 17, 2018

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

Criminal intent

Irom Sharmila continues to be persecuted under India’s draconian ‘suicide’ law.

| Mar 06, 2015

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Reading Kashmir

One year after the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, a selection of articles on the region.

The ‘note’ economy

A brief history of English-literature exams in contemporary India.

Myanmar’s menacing frontier

The dangers of reporting on Myanmar’s border-security forces and their business interests.