Climate change will have the greatest impact on those living in poverty, but also threatens democracy and human rights, according to a UN expert.

World Report 2019 is Human Rights Watch’s 29th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2017 through November 2018.

Rural communities in South Africa, which make up 40% of the population, face immense difficulties in accessing adequate healthcare, according to a report titled Protecting Rural Healthcare in Times of Economic Crisis. Health expenditure per person in real terms has been shrinking since 2012, according to the report.

More than 2 lakh people were forcibly evicted and over 40,000 houses demolished across India last year, according to a report released by the Housing and Land Rights Network.

About half of the people of Sub-Saharan Africa live below the poverty line, and 80 per cent of them are women. Their access to justice is guaranteed by international and domestic laws. But these laws mean little or nothing without government support and adequate funding.

As measured by various indexes and indicators, Bhutan has made steady progress in human development since democracy was introduced in 2008; implying that democracy provides an environment for people to flourish. This is according to the National Human Development Report (NHDR) titled 'Ten Years of Democracy in Bhutan’.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Peoples Rights and Social Research Centre (PRASAR) & Others  Vs Union of India Ministry of Labour and Employment Secretary & Others dated 05/03/2019 on the issue of fixing compensation to victims of silicosis which have occurred to the habitants where the industries are located.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Gaurav Kumar Bansal Vs Dinesh Kumar & Others dated 25/02/2019 regarding the need for setting up rehabilitation homes for persons (i) living with mental illnesses who have been cured; (ii) who do not need further hospitalization; (iii) who are homeless; and (iv) who are not accepted by their families.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rajive Raturi Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/01/2019. The SC had had passed the judgment and order dated 15.12.2017 whereby the States as well as the Union Territories were directed to file plans for accessibility in the built environment, transportation systems, and information and communication services for persons suffering from different disabilities.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Gaurav Kumar Bansal Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/01/2019 regarding condition of patients suffering from mental illness in mental asylums. The petitioner has drawn the attention of the Court to the fact that some of the patients suffering from Mental illness and are lodged in Faith Based Mental Asylum situated near Mohalla Kabulpur, District Badayun, Uttar Pradesh, are kept under chains.

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