Category Archives: India

Thirty Years of Broken Promises

By Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International. I was 23 when the United Nations adopted the Convention Against Torture in December 1984, and the event seemed a world away from my home in Bangalore. India was in deep turmoil. … Continue reading

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Embracing difference – India’s ground-breaking judgment on transgender rights

By Christina Zampas, Senior Legal Advisor at Amnesty International The recent Indian Supreme Court judgment holding that transgender persons have a right to legal recognition was an inspiring reminder to me of why I became a human rights lawyer. Pushing … Continue reading

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Two ways we can change the world

Real opportunities to change the world don’t come around very often. Then suddenly, two come along at once. In April, government officials will meet to discuss our private lives. Their distant decisions could translate into harsh realities – see our … Continue reading

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Will the UN be all talk and no action on business and human rights?

By Joe Westby, Corporate Campaigner This week marks the 29th anniversary of one of the world’s worst ever industrial disasters: the infamous gas leak from a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India that, on the night of 2-3 December 1984, … Continue reading

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Our final Blog Action Day favourite: Human rights and mental health in India

Mental illnesses are the stuff that stigma is made of, and patients’ human rights are often violated, says Sakshi Nanda. This is the third and last of our favourite blog posts tweeted to @AmnestyOnline on Blog Action Day 2013, when … Continue reading

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