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    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

    N Jayaram | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    IN MID-NOVEMBER, a spectacle little noticed by much of world media unfolded in one of the most affluent countries and one which, not only in...

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    Why the ‘Me Too’ movement in India is succeeding at last

    Raksha Kumar | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    THIS year, I’ve been a part of the Me Too revival in India, having joined countless other women in naming and shaming our abusers....

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    Walk the talk

    Raju Prasad Chapagai | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    THE new Constitution of Nepal, written in 2015, significantly widened the scope of human rights protections including through strengthening the guarantee of economic, social and...

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    ‘People-centered’ human rights framework

    Ajamu Baraka | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    THIS quote from Louis Henkin, the venerable international legal scholar and passionate advocate for human rights, represents both the promise and the contradictory limitations of...

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    The Afghanisation of politics

    Cyril Almeida | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    CALL it the Afghanisation of politics. You can guess what they don’t want, but you can’t really be certain about what they do want. And...

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    Time to de-colonize human rights

    Ajamu Baraka | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    ‘…recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    Mobilising friends at homeEVEN before I could contact and seek help from good friends and well wishers at home, father Principal BM Rahman started moving...

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    The elections enter the final phase

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    The election scenario is now clear and unless something very unexpected occurs in the next three weeks, the ruling party will face a strong and...

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    Free market and continuity of change

    by Jason Hirthler | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    The Jungle, Upton Sinclair’s novelization of the plight of the working class in the early 20th century, ripples with gruesome tales of the exploitation of...

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    Mosque politics

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2018

    AN FIR lodged on December 23, 1949, by subinspector Ram Dube, police station, Ayodhya, reads thus: ‘According to Mata Prasad, when I reached… Janam Bhumi...

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