3 April 2013
Over 200 people, mostly Romanian Roma, were forcibly evicted this morning from an informal settlement in greater Paris.
A comedian associated with famed satirist Bassem Youssef is the latest target of Egypt's escalating crackdown on criticism.
2 April 2013
The UN has adopted a new treaty that will prohibit states from transferring arms when they know they will be used to commit or facilitate genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes.
Three executions in Kuwait on 1 April were the first since 2007, and are a deplorable setback for human rights.
Over 118 more reportedly remain in arbitrary detention in connection with the Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan conflicts.
A court in Saudi Arabia reportedly issued a rulling sentencing a man to paralysis as retribution for a crime he allegedly committed 10 years ago.
28 March 2013
An Amnesty International briefing says that multiple large-scale attacks are being carried out against civilians in the worst instance of violence in years.
In a deeply cynical move, Iran, North Korea and Syria have stalled an Arms Trade Treaty aimed at prohibiting states from transferring arms to countries commiting serious abuses.
27 March 2013
Amnesty International report says that a package of reforms before Turkey’s Parliament risks being a missed opportunity to bring the country’s laws in line with human rights standards.
A rise in tensions between religious communities in a town south of Cairo highlights the failure of the Egyptian authorities to protect Egypt’s Coptic Christians, the largest religious minority in the country.