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மனித உரிமைக்கான குடிமக்கள் இயக்கம் செயல்பாட்டாலர்களுக்கன் மனித உரிமை பயிற்சி இன்று (27.06.2015) காஞ்சிபுரத்தில் உள்ள Tamil Nadu Voluntary Health Association மையத்தில் நடைபெற்றது. இதில் 42 பங்கேற்பாளர்கள் கலந்து கொண்டார்கள். Photos

UN International day in support for victims of torture June 26. Public meeting in solidarity for the families of 20 victims killed in AP encounter. Meeting at Polur, Tiruvannamalai on 26.06.15. ஜூன் 26 சித்திரவதையால் பாதிக்கப்பட்டோருக்கான ஐ. நாவின் ஆதரவு தினத்தை முன்னிட்டு ஆந்திர மாநிலம் திருப்பதியில், சட்டவிரோதமாக கைது செய்து, கடத்தி சித்திரவதைக்குள்ளாக்கி படுகொலை செய்யப்பட்ட குடும்பத்திற்கான ஆதரவு மற்றும் பாதுகாப்பதற்கான உறுதியேற்பு பொதுக்கூட்டம் இப்பொதுக்கூட்டத்தில் மதிமுக பொதுசெயலாளர் வைகோ, இயக்குனர் கௌதமன், நாம் தமிழர், விடுதலை சிறுத்தைகள், மனித நேய மக்கள் கட்சி, சி. பி. ஐ, சி. பி. எம் உள்ளிட்ட அரசியல் கட்சி பொறுப்பாளர்களும், மனித உரிமை ஆர்வலர்களும் கலந்து கொண்டு உறுதியேற்பு கருத்துரை நிகழ்த்தினர். Photos

மனித உரிமை விவாத அரங்கம் - யாருக்காக? 'நிலம் கையகப்படுத்தப்படும் சட்டம்" என்ற தலைப்பில் 18.06.2015 மாலை 5.30 மணியளவில் மக்கள் கண்காணிப்பகம் அலுவலகத்தில் நடைப்பெற்றது. சிறப்புரையாக திரு.எஸ்.ஏ.பி (எழுத்தாளர், பத்திரிகை ஆசிரியர்) கருத்துரை: திரு.பாமயன் (இயற்கை வேளாண் வல்லுநர்) Human Rights Discussion Forum on "For whom the Ordinance for Land Acquisition?" hel at People's Watch on 18.06.2015 and the Keynote Address delivered by Mr. S.A.Perumal (Writer, News Editor-Semmalar Monthly Magazine), Special Address delivered by Mr. Paamaiyan (Expert on Natural Agriculture) Photos

Mr. Henri Tiphagne, Executive Director, People's Watch on "National Consultation To End All Forms of Forced Labour in the Garment Sector" held at India International Centre Annex, New Delhi on 27.05.2015 organised by READ-Erode Tamil Nadu and NCDHR, New Delhi. Photos

Mr. Henri Tiphagne participated as a resource person on "Workshop on Child Safety and Positive Discipline" Organised by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), School Education Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu on 22.05.1015 at SIEMAT Hall, Chennai Photos

Mr. Henri Tiphagne, Executive Director, People’s Watch participated as Jury Member in National Public Hearing On Identity Based Discrimination and Violence Against Children in School Education held on 19th May 2015 at Constitutional Club, New Delhi. The Children are also part of Jury Panel Along with the Chairperson and Members of the National Commission For Scheduled Caste Photos

ஆந்திர மாநிலம் திருப்பதியில், அதிரடிப்படை காவல் துறையினரால் சட்ட விரோதமாக கைது செய்யப்பட்டு, கொடுஞ்சித்திரவதைக்கு உள்ளாகி 20 தமிழர்கள் சுட்டுப் படுகொலை செய்யப்பட்ட சம்பவம் தொடர்பான உண்மை அறியும் குழுவின் கள ஆய்வு அறிக்கை வெளியீடு மற்றும் மனித உரிமை பாதுகாப்பு மாநாடு - 9 மே 2015. சனிக்கிழமை மாலை 3 மணி முதல். இடம் : தமிழ்நாடு இறையியல் கல்லூரி மைதானம், மதுரை - புகைப்படத் தொகுப்பு Release of the Fact Finding Report - On the killings of the 20 Tamils by the Special Task Force Police in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, by shooting them after being captured unlawfully and subjected to brutal torture. State level Seminar on the urgent need for protection of Human Rights in Tamilnadu Release of the fact finding report : Conference of Political Leaders. Political Party Leaders resolve “No more Torture, Custodial Killings and Encounter Deaths” on behalf of the citizens. Photos

மனித உரிமை விவாத அரங்கம் இருள் சூழும் கருத்துரிமை என்னும் தலைப்பில் மக்கள் கண்காணிப்பகத்தில் 16.04.2015 வியாழக்கிழமை மாலை நடைபெற்றது.தலைமை: வழக்கறிஞர் ஹென்றி திபேன், நிர்வாக இயக்குனர், மக்கள் கண்காணிப்பகம் சிறப்புரை: திரு. எஸ். கண்ணன், பதிப்பாளர்/ஆசிரியர், காலச்சுவடு கருத்துரை: எழுத்தாளர் அ. முத்துக்கிருஷ்ணன், சமூக செயல்பாட்டாளர் - புகைப்படத் தொகுப்பு Photos

‘Encounter death’ that is alleged to have taken place in Seshashalam Forest in Chandragiri Mandal, Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. We as a high level fact finding team led by Justice H.SURESH, [Former Judge of the Mumbai High Court] Mr. SATYABRATA PAL, [Former Member of the NHRC] ADV.AJEETHA, [Advocate, Madras High Court] Dr. SAVIOUR SURESH, [Forensic Expert] Prof. JAWAHIRULLAH, [MLA – Tamilnadu], Mr. RAM MOHAN IPS [Retd DG, BSF] and Mr. HENRI TIPHAGNE (Executive Director-People's Watch) accompanied by five of our assistants undertook a human rights fact finding on 14th & 15th April'15. The Preliminary findings of High level fact finding was released on 15.04.2015 at Vellore addressed by Justice H.Suresh and Team members. Photos

Mr. Henri Tiphagne, Ms. Vrinda Grover Advocate addressed press conference along with two eye witnessess of Chittoor encounter killings after producing them before the National Human Rights Commission on 13.04.2015. The press meet held at Press Club of India, New Delhi New Delhi, India - April 13, 2015: Sekar, (white shirt), and Balachandran (striped shirt), eye witnesses of the alleged extra judicial killing by Andhra Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) outside the Press Club of India where they participated in a press conference, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, April 13, 2015. Photos

A Press Statement from Public Hearing on Sexual Violence organized by Women in Governance [WinG-India] , in Guwahati on January 8-9, 2014 forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) View

Mr. Henri Tiphagne, Participates Vienna+20: Advancing the Protection of Human Rights Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives 20 Years after the World Conference International Expert Conference on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Human Rights organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs in cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) the European Training and Research Centre for Democracy and Human Rights of the University of Graz (UNI-ETC) Vienna Hofburg, Austria held in Vienna, Austria on 25 June 2013 Photos

Mr. Henri Tiphagne, Chairperson of Forum-Asia and Executive Committee Members met Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand at Bangkok on 17.06.2013 Photos

Training on Human Rights to Professional College Students held at St. Mary's College of Education, Katpadi, Vellore on 22 Feb. 2013 supported by National Human Rights Commission. In collaboration with St.Mary's College of Education, Katpadi and Human Rights Advocacy & Research Foundation, Chennai Photos

Training on Human Rights to Professional College Students held at Holy Cross College, Trichy on 18 Feb. 2013 supported by National Human Rights Commission. In collaboration with Department of Social Work, Holy Cross College, Trichy and Human Rights Advocacy & Research Foundation, Chennai Photos

Training on Human Rights to Professional College Students held at Sona College of Technology, Salem on 13 Feb. 2013 supported by National Human Rights Commission. In collaboration with Sona College of Technology, Salem and Human Rights Advocacy & Research Foundation, Chennai Photos

Training on Human Rights to Professional College Students organised by People's Watch and supported by National Human Rights Commission on 11-02-2013 at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore Photos

Training on Human Rights to Professional College Students held at Madras School of Social Work, Chennai on 9 Feb. 2013 supported by National Human Rights Commission. Jointly organized by Madras School of Social Work, Chennai in collaboration with Human Rights Advocacy & Research Foundation, Chennai Photos

Training on Human Rights to Professional College Students hedl at Lady Doak College, Madurai on 6 Feb. 2013 supported by National Human Rights Commission. In collaboration with Human Rights Unit of Lady Doak College and Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation, Chennai Photos

Training on Human Rights to Professional College Students held at St.Xavier's College, Palayamkottai on 4 Feb. 2013 supported by National Human Rights Commission. In Collaboration with Department of Social Work, St.Xavier's College Palayamkottai and Human Rights Advocacy & Research Foundation, Chenna Photos

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UN - 19th UN Human Rights Council - Oral Statement delivered by Mr. Henri Tiphagne on behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights Development, Asian Centre for Human Rights, Common Wealth Human Rights initiative, Habitat International Coalition in the 19th regular session of the United Nations Council, immediately after the submission of the report on the situations of the Human Right Defenders in India by Ms.Margaret Segakkya, United nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights Defenders. (Click here)

UN - 19th UN Human Rights Council - Side Event - "Accountability, Justice and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka" which is going to be held on 6 March 2012 16.00hrs - 18.00 hrs at Room XXI (21) Palais des Nations, Geneva. Mr. Henri Tiphagne will moderate the session(Click here)

UN-19th UN Human Rights Council - Side Event on "The situation of Human Rights Defenders in India" which will be held on 7, March 2012. Mr. Henri Tiphagne will chair the session(Click here)

Invitation of UN-19th UN Human Rights Council - Side Event - Female offenders_What difference can the Bangkok Rules make?(Click here)

Conference on the Right to Life of Eezham Tamils organized by People's Movement against Genocide in Tamizh Eezham at Coimbatore on 6th of November 2011(Click here)

Mr. Henri Tiphagne, the Executive Director, addressing on ROLE OF VICTIMS IN CRIMINAL TRAILS at Odisha Judicial Academy at Cuttack, Odhisha on 11th August 2011.(Click here)

Joint Open Letter of FA, AI, HRW, FIDH and OMCT to Malaysia's PM on Human Rights Violations against Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) (Click here)

Life sentence passed against prominent member of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and former IHRTP participant, Abdulhadi Al Khawaja. Mr. Pradipta Nayak of IHRE of People's Watch represented People's Watch and IHRE in a demonstration in Montreal on 24th of June, 2011 to condemn the arrest. (Click here to access You tube Link) (Click here to access Frontline Appeal)

UN Report on War Crimes in Sri Lanka (Click here)

All India Seminar on Attack by the State on the Life and Personal liberty of its people, organized by PUCL (Click here)

"JUSTICE ON TRAIL" - Free Binayak Sen Campaign organizes 3 days of cultural events - 4 to 6 April 2011 - New Delhi. (Click here for the event poster...)

People Election Manifesto 2011 - Book(Click here...)

24th March 2011 - International Day for Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims - Celebrate Romero! Celebrate the Right to Truth! (Click here...)

Invitation: 31st JP Memorial Lecture organized by PUCL in Delhi on 23 March 2011. (Click here...)

Side event at the 16th session of the Human Rights Council on 16 March, 3-5 pm at Room XXIII (23), Palais des Nations, Geneva: “Discrimination based on work and descent: Implementing human right standards for all”. (Click here...)

NGOs urge the HRC to urgently respond to violent repression of demonstrations currently underway in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond. (Click here...)

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