21 August 2014
Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in Mali are languishing in adult jails while human rights abuses continue.
After fleeing their homes and surviving a perilous Mediterranean crossing, African migrants in Italy are falling prey to labor gangs.
20 August 2014
The apparent execution-style killing by the Islamic State (IS) armed group of a US reporter who went missing in Syria constitutes a war crime.
19 August 2014
The World Bank endorsed the Lagos state government’s inadequate compensation package for thousands of people forcibly evicted from an informal settlement.
Court ruling directing the release of prisoner of conscience Irom Sharmila because there were no grounds for charging her with attempted suicide is a legal and moral victory for the activist.
The resumption of Israeli air strikes and rocket fire from Gaza underscores the imperative need to grant human rights groups immediate access to monitor the situation.
18 August 2014
Executions bring the number of state killings in Saudi Arabia in the past two weeks to 17 - a rate of more than one execution per day.