Coalition Against Torture: Government officials should be accountable for excessive use of force, ill-treatment during COVID-19 lockdown
The current lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus cannot be used to justify torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or excessive force.
The Coalition Against Torture, a group of human rights organisations and independent actors, expresses its concern over allegations of ill-treatment and excessive use of force by the police while enforcing lockdown orders.
Appeal For Immediate Measures For The Transgender Community In India To Deal With The COVID-19 Pandemic
OPINION: The Novel Coronavirus And Its Impact On The Most Marginalised Communities
While planning to mitigate the Novel Coronavirus in India, we have to account for the layers of discrimination & exclusion, and start at the most excluded.
The long rows of women, men, children with only their life belongings packed in bags marching towards a home, not knowing what their near future will hold for them is a picture that will continue to haunt this country long after the Novel Coronavirus pandemic is over.
OPINION: We Will Not Be Left Behind
Monica Vincent from Amnesty International opines.
The Novel Coronavirus reset button has presented yet another opportunity to create a more equitable and sustainable world, where collective leadership can unequivocally challenge the inherited inequalities of power and privilege including patriarchy and caste hegemony.
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