News & Updates

Trapped by Violence – Women in Iraq

20 April 2009

Women and girls in Iraq are suffering from systematic violence and a sustained assault on their human rights.

Summit of the Americas fails to address human rights

20 April 2009

The Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain fails to lay out a clear human rights framework for progress in the areas of human prosperity, energy security and env

Delara Darabi's execution postponed for two months

20 April 2009

The execution of the Iranian woman convicted of murdering a relative when she was 17 has been postponed.

Zimbabwe independence celebrations overshadowed by human rights abuses

17 April 2009

The inclusive government is failing to tackle the problems of continued imprisonment of political prisoners, enforced disappearances and tight restrictions on media.

Juvenile offender faces imminent execution in Iran

17 April 2009

Delara Darabi, an Iranian woman convicted of murdering a relative when she was 17, is reported to be facing execution in the next few days.

Impunity for CIA torture is incompatible with USA's international obligations

17 April 2009

Four previously secret memorandums released by the new US administration give an insight into how its predecessor lost its legal and moral compass in turning to tort

Men arrested in Niger Delta region of Nigeria feared tortured and killed

17 April 2009

Four men arrested in recent days in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria have apparently been forcibly disappeared by police, leading to fears that they may have been t

Immediate humanitarian truce needed in Sri Lanka to help trapped civilians

17 April 2009

Around 100,000 desperate civilians still trapped in the conflict zone, require urgent humanitarian aid as reports emerge that food and medical supplies are running lo

No progress in Chechnya without accountability

17 April 2009

There can be no stability and security for the people of Chechnya, until those responsible for gross human rights abuses in the country over the last 10 years are brou

Azerbaijan journalist pardoned after almost three years in prison

16 April 2009

Sakit Zahidov was considered a prisoner of conscience. It is thought that he was imprisoned to silence his critical reporting of the authorities.

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