Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Justice K S Puttaswamy & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/08/2017 regarding right to privacy. Supreme Court rules that "the right to privacy is protected as an intrinsic part of the right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 and as a part of the freedoms guaranteed by Part III of the Constitution".

Excerpts from the Judgement of the nine member bench:

A day after the death of three newborns at SNR District Hospital in Kolar, the authorities admitted to 90 infant deaths since January this year.

This report aims to highlight some existing sanitation system alternatives (e.g.

New research, commissioned by the India Committee of the Netherlands and Stop Child Labour, reveals that modern slavery, low wages, unsafe and unhealthy working conditions are rampant in granite quarries in South India. In some quarries, especially in waste stone processing, child labour is found.

A new analysis, Global Goals Mapping: The Environment-human Landscape, confirms that ecosystem resilience, security of natural resources and the stability of Earth’s life support systems are essential for human response and adaptation to global changes and for sustainable development.

Global Witness, an international organization whose aim is to expose links between the demand for natural resources, corruption, armed conflict and environmental destruction, released a report that showed that environment and land rights activists faced heightened risk - there were, across the world, at least 200 activists killed in 2016 alone.

JAIPUR: The State Human Rights Commission has taken cognizance of a report in a prominent Hindi newspaper about two villages - Sriji Kheda in Bhilwara district and Ranidhara Phali in Sirohi - where

Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) has been documenting human rights situation in Tanzania and producing the Tanzania Human Rights Report since 2002.

The Fragile States Index (FSI) is an annual ranking of 178 countries based on the different pressures they face that impact their levels of fragility. The Index is based on The Fund for Peace’s proprietary Conflict Assessment System Tool (CAST) analytical approach.

On 23 March 2017, the British Medical Association, in partnership with the Sustainable Development Unit for the health sector in England, released Ethical procurement for health: workbook 2.0, 1 a guide and workbook for protecting labour rights in medical supply chains. This is an update to a document released 6 years earlier in response to evidence of abuse of worker rights at several factories manufacturing health-care products destined for global markets.

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