07 Dec, 2019
- IPCC Reports - Environment
- Private Member Bill - Polity
- NHRC - Polity
- Extra Judicial Killings - Governance
- NALSA - Polity
- Practice Questions
Two important reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on the impact of higher global temperatures on land, oceans and the cryosphere lends further urgency to the task before countries now meeting in Madrid for the UN conference.
- Paris Deal – Article 6
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
- Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
- Carbon Pricing
NHRC ORDERS PROBE INTO INCIDENT
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India was established on 12 October, 1993. The statute under which it is established is the Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993 as amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006.
- National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
- Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993
- Paris Principles
- Vision & Mission
- Why NHRC is toothless?
- Other practical limitations
FOUR ACCUSED IN DISHA’S MURDER KILLED NEAR HYDERABAD
All the four accused in the kidnap, rape and murder of Disha (the name given by the police to the victim) were killed in an alleged ‘encounter’ early Friday morning near Shadnagar, where they committed the crime.
- Article 21 of Indian Constitution
- Issues raised by extra judicial killings
- SC guidelines on investigations
- Record tip-off
- Registering fir must in encounter deaths
- CID to start independent probe
- magisterial probe
- inform NHRC
- medical aid to victim
- no delay in FIR
- Send report to court
- Inform victim's next of kin
- Submit half-yearly report
RAJYA SABHA DISCUSSES BILL TO SCRAP POLL SPEND LIMIT
The Rajya Sabha has discussed two private members’ Bills to do away with the cap on election spending by candidates and to establish a committee on foreign investment to prevent threats to national security.
- Private Members Bill
- Introduction in the House
- Cap on election spending
- Committee on foreign investment
- Amendment to the Representation of the People Act, 1951
SUPREME COURT JUDGE CALLS FOR EARLY LEGAL AID TO THE POOR
Justice N.V. Ramana, executive chairman of the National Legal Services Authority of India (NALSA), highlighted the need for giving legal assistance to the marginalised as early as when a person is called to a police station on suspicion.
- Article 39A
- Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987
- Patron-in-Chief – CJI