Morocco’s human rights achievements lauded

Morocco has a roadmap to promote human rights and an ambition that would enable it to hold a leading position regionally in North Africa and the Arab world as well as internationally, according to Stavros Lambrinidis, EU special representative for human rights. “The huge human rights ambition set by Morocco will enable it to hold a leading…

Human rights group slams India’s record

A top global human rights group has criticised the Indian government for its treatment of minorities, lack of protection for women’s and children’s rights, restrictions on free speech and insufficient support extended for human rights via New Delhi’s foreign policy engagements. In its 25th annual World Report on human rights, New York-headquartered Human Rights Watch…

Ladies and Gentlemen: Socially disconnected

Facebook reportedly has more than 1.4 billion users. Somewhere in this large crowd, there are many random users — those nameless, faceless identities that hide behind a photograph of some popular actress. A sensible person would decline friend requests from such identities. But there are the gullible few, or let’s call them the desperate ones,…