Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties
A G Noorani AMNESTY International's Annual Report for 1998 has, in its section on India a brief para which tells all it thinks of the subject: "In November, the Supreme Court upheld the...
Protocols A G Noorani IN its Final Declaration of September 1, 1993, the International Conference for the Protection of War Victims earnestly urged all states to become parties inter alia to the two...
By itself, the Convention Against Torture, which India has belatedly agreed to sign, does not amount to much. It is imperative that the text of India's instrument of ratification is made public and...
For years successive governments of India have flatly refused to permit UN Special Rapporteurs on Extrajudicial Executions and on Torture to enter India. What, then, is the worth of professions of...
Custodial Torture A G Noorani Against the background of the growing incidence of torture in custody, the 11 ''requirements to be followed in all cases of arrest or detention " listed by the Supreme...
Draconian Statute Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 A G Noorani THE United Front government is planning major amendments to the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958. Second only to TADA, no...
Modern technology provides easier access to information; but also creates its own threats to citizen's rights. FOR at least two decades, if not more, civil libertarians in the west have been...
cannot ask for change of the UF leadership. Congress cannot and should not have withdrawn support. Indrajit Gupta of the CPI said as much in the Lok Sabha. The Congress leaders who spoke in the...
Congress, the Shiv Sena is primarily an urban phenomenon. Middleclass sensibilities do matter in urban surroundings. Perhaps that's where the catch lies. Thakare knows (so does Pramod Mahajan of the...

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