30 years ago the world adopted the Convention against Torture, a ground-breaking document that became instrumental in the fight for justice. Sir Nigel Rodley remembers some of the key moments that made it become a reality.
Scores of activists in the UAE have been harassed, arrested and in some cases tortured in custody according to a new report by Amnesty International that sheds light on the government's repressive tactics.
The arrest, detention and torture of eight people since the beginning of the month as part of a crackdown on “homosexuality” by the Gambian authorities reveals the shocking scale of state-sponsored homophobia, Amnesty International said.
The Chinese authorities appear to have intensified the crackdown against mainland activists for peacefully supporting the Hong Kong protests following reports one faces the charge of “inciting subversion”.
India’s government has today agreed to use medical and scientific data to accordingly increase a multi-million dollar compensation claim against Union Carbide over the 1984 gas leak from the company's pesticide plant that poisoned more than half a million people.
Court documents revealed by Amnesty International today expose the fact that Shell has repeatedly made false claims about the size and impact of two major oil spills at Bodo in Nigeria in an attempt to minimize its compensation payments.