Rohingya Refugees

Rohingya refugees of Myanmar: Bangladesh is facilitating ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas in Arakan and indigenous Jumma peoples in the CHTs by using the fleeing Rohingyas, 20 February 2017

This submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Ms Yanghee Lee during her visit to Bangladesh on 20–23 February 2017 states that out of the over 1.2 million Rohingyas expelled from Myanmar, tens of thousands settled in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.

ACHR IMPACT: President Pranab Mukherjee recommends commutation of death sentence of Krishna Mochi & 3 others

President Pranab Mukherjee commuted the death sentence of four death row convicts i.e. Krishna Mochi and others by setting aside recommendations of the State Government of Bihar and the Ministry of Home Affairs. President Mukherjee commuted the death sentence based on the recommendation of the National Human Rights Commission, which acting on a complaint filed by ACHRhad recommended for commutation of death sentence on the ground of inordinate delay to consider their mercy petitions.

Prez commutes death sentence of four convicts, Press Trust of India, 22 January 2017

ACHR welcomes commutation of death sentence of Krishna Mochi & others by President Pranab Mukherjee, 23 January 2017

ACHR IMPACT: Supreme Court issues directions on government funding to NGOs based on ACHR's report, 11 January 2017

ACHR's report, India's Funds to NGOs Squandered, has been used by the Supreme Court to establish accountability of the grants made by the Government of India to the NGOs.

ACHR IMPACT: Supreme Court issues directions to NHRC and Government of India on stand alone anti-torture law, 10 January 2017

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