24 March 2010
Lured to the country on the promise of jobs, many people from countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal are used in forced labour or exploited in other ways.
The authorities have effectively barred two human rights organizations from presenting their reports on the harassment of former political prisoners to the media.
23 March 2010
Amnesty International has released a new briefing outlining its call for a full, independent and impartial inquiry into UK involvement in human rights abuses post-11 September 2001.
The law protects those responsible for thousands of killings and disappearances during the country's armed conflict from 1980 to 1992.
The internet company said it is to stop censoring internet search results in China and direct all traffic from its servers there to Hong Kong.
Laura Pollan who, has been campaigning for the release of her husband since 2003, talks about police ill-treatment and her work on behalf of prisoners of conscience.
Hours before the 'Crossfire' exhibition was due to open at a special ceremony in Dhaka, police moved in and demanded that the organizers cancel it.
22 March 2010
A new Amnesty International report documents the pervasiveness of torture and other ill-treatment in the criminal justice system and the persistence of impunity for such actions.
On World Water Day Israeli authorities have been urged to end discriminatory practices against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Andrei Zhuk and Vasily Yuzepchuk were sentenced to death in 2009 for separate crimes but had been sharing a death row cell in Minsk.