Human Rights Cases

Judgments on Children's Rights

  • Name of Parties: Anika Ali v RezwanulHasan
    Issue: Child custody – views of the child to be taken into consideration
    Law: Guardians and Wards Act, 1890 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Suo Moto No.1-2010, The State v The Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Bangladesh - Illegal arrest and detention of children aged 14, 9 and 7 years in jail.
  • Suo Moto No.15-2010, The State v The Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Bangladesh - Illegal detention of child prisoners in jails instead of correction centres

Judgments on Women's Rights


Other Human Rights Cases in South Asia

Country: India
Name of the Parties:
National Legal Services Authority v Union of India
Writ Petition No. 604 0f 2013
Issue: Legal recognition of the transgender community as a third gender; reservation in employment and education for the transgender community
Law: Constitution of India, 1950

Country: Pakistan

Suomoto actions regarding suicide bomb attack of 22.9.2013 on the Church in Peshawar and regarding threats being given to Kalash tribe and Ismailies in Chitral SMC No. 1 of 2014
Issue: Protection of rights of religious minorities: constitution of task force, National Council for Minorities' and special police force for protection of religious minorities
Law: Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan


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