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Being the largest functional democracy, we the Indians are inadvertent stakeholders in the democratic affairs of our two neighbours, Pakistan and China, because an undemocratic dispensation is basically confrontational in nature and the situation worsens when there are contentious boundary and territory issues involved, like we have with Pakistan and China. 913 more words


HRAS welcomes New Zealand Government's first charges for human trafficking

Three Indian males living in New Zealand have been arrested and two charged in relation to people trafficking in what is the first such incidence of an apparent crack-down by New Zealand authorities into such illegal activities. 200 more words

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The Human Rights at Sea international initiative contributes to the German Federal Government’s initiative “Charter of the Future – One World – Our Responsibility” by invitation as part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.


The HRAS international initiative is strongly represented in Germany. Its engagement with and by the German Federal Government has been a leading example of direct European engagement on the international issue of promoting human rights at sea, associated good governance and best practice for human rights in the maritime environment. 487 more words

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Fijian Police close case of alleged Fijian fishermen being shot at sea

Police confirm case involving fishermen being shot is now closed

Source: Fijivillage.com 

Story by Praneeta Prakash   Tuesday, 26/08/2014

The Fiji Police Force confirms that the case in relation to a YouTube video revealing the graphic shooting of five seamen is now closed. 583 more words

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The Land of Milk & Honey

In the shouting match on Israel-Palestine conflict, in a blame game of right and wrong, pro and con, Mike Carlton or readers, Jon Voight against Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, the voice of moderates has been drowned out. 1,102 more words

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HRAS updates translation analysis of YouTube footage depicting murder of seafarers


HRAS continues an independent investigation into the murder of five seafarers in international waters, with open-source release of further analysis of the YouTube mobile phone footage that was originally posted online on 17 August 2014. 412 more words

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HRAS establishes independent human rights investigation into the murder of seafarers in international waters

HRAS announces the commencement of its own international investigation into the murders of seafarers in international waters.

HRAS is being supported by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce, Quintel Intelligence, … 466 more words

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