National Human Rights Commission member and former Judge of Supreme Court of India Justice Cyriac Joseph addressed students of School of Social Sciences at Assam Don Bosco University Azara campus on 21st November 2014.

Some 75 students and faculty members attended the hour long presentation.

In his informative lecture Justice Cyriac Joseph pointed out that “Human rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in national and international law.”

They are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights “to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being, and which are “inherent in all human beings regardless of their nation, location, language, religion, ethnic origin or any other status.”

He decried several instances of Human Right violation in North East India committed in the name of insurgency and the Armed Forces Special Protection Act of 1958.