15 June 2012
Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda has been sworn in as the International Criminal Court's new Chief Prosecutor in The Hague.
13 June 2012
International action is urgently needed to end the shocking escalation of unlawful killings in Syria, says a new Amnesty International report.
12 June 2012
World leaders have a once in a generation chance to create a meaningful link between sustainable development and human rights.
Arms supplies to the DRC continue to fuel unlawful killings, rape, looting and abductions.
11 June 2012
Campaigners urging governments worldwide to support a strong treaty with safeguards to stop the arms trade from fuelling human rights abuses.
There are fears that five members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority who were tried unfairly may face imminent public execution.
Activists calling for an end to sexual harassment of women protesters have been groped and punched by a group of men.
Just six countries are responsible for around three-quarters of the world's arms exports by value.
8 June 2012
Former presidential secretary Abed Hamoud's hanging takes the total number of executions in Iraq in the first half of 2012 to at least 70.
7 June 2012
A court in Kuwait convicted a man to 10 years in prison for messages posted on Twitter that were deemed "insulting" to heads of state and religious figures.
25 May 2012
It has been a particularly tough year for human rights defenders in sub-Saharan Africa, says Zimbabwean activist Jenni Williams.
A Sarayaku indigenous activist speaks out about her community's fight to defend their rights and protect their traditional lands in Ecuador's rainforest.
24 May 2012
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
16 May 2012
Discrimination and persecution against individuals because of their sexual orientation is increasing across sub-Saharan Africa.
9 May 2012
Proposed legal changes could result in information and evidence of human rights violations by UK state representatives being kept secret.
Yong Vui Kong, who was 19 when he was first arrested for possessing 47g of heroin in 2007, faces imminent execution.
26 April 2012
Some 250 Roma families were forcibly evicted from Belgrade's Belvil settlement despite a lack of proper consultation.
24 April 2012
An radio project in Ghana and Kenya aims to challenge public perceptions of people living in slums and give inhabitants a platform to tell their stories
19 April 2012
Amnesty International is calling on the DRC to arrest Bosco Ntaganda and hand him over to the ICC to face trial without further delay.
18 April 2012
A Libyan man subjected to rendition in 2004 has filed a civil claim against former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and other officials.
17 April 2012
Legislators in Kuwait are due to vote on draft legislation that would make blasphemy a crime punishable by death.
16 April 2012
Pakistan is urged to end secret detention and reveal the fate of hundreds of disappeared people believed abducted and held by security agencies.
5 April 2012
The ICC's decision ordering Libya to surrender Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi immediately is a step forward for justice and accountability.
Connecticut’s State Senate has voted to abolish the death penalty, joining a worldwide trend away from capital punishment.
29 March 2012
Japan has hanged three men in the country's first executions in almost two years, joining the minority of countries worldwide that are still executing.
27 March 2012
Government's urged to act as European Parliament prepares report on the illegal transfer, disappearance, and torture of detainees.
Amnesty International's report also finds that the number of countries using capital punishment has decreased by over a third in a decade.
23 March 2012
Fires in the Nairobi slums of Kibera and Mathare have claimed the lives of three people and destroyed up to 700 homes.
The son of a US murder victim reflects on the struggle to end the death penalty.
19 March 2012
Abdullah al-Senussi, Libya's former intelligence chief, must be turned over to the ICC without delay following his arrest in Mauritania.
Two men convicted of carrying out a deadly metro bombing last year in Minsk have been executed following an unfair trial.
A new report documents how scores of Libyan civilians not involved in the fighting were killed and injured, most in their homes, as a result of NATO airstrikes.
16 March 2012
Several Tanzanian schools have forced HIV-positive pupils to wear red ribbons to class, claiming it excuses them from strenuous activities.
Serious concerns remain in Guatemala as the UN Human Rights Committee is due to evaluate the country's human rights performance.
15 March 2012
The US Navy says a cargo of weapons with explosives en route to Port Said will not be offloaded in any Egyptian port.
A ship en route from the USA to Egypt is carrying arms which could be used by Egyptian security forces to commit human rights violations.
14 March 2012
Pedro Pimentel Ríos is the fifth former soldier in Guatemala to be convicted for his role in the 1982 killings of more than 250 people in a rural village.
In its landmark first verdict, the International Criminal Court convicted Thomas Lubanga Dyilo for the war crime of using child soldiers in Democratic Republic of Congo.
9 March 2012
A year after a planned "Day of Rage" demonstration in Riyadh, at least six men are languishing in jail for their involvement in the event.
6 March 2012
On International Women's Day, Amnesty International supports the courageous women fighting for human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.
3 February 2012
After a two-decade legal battle, the Yakye Axa indigenous community in Paraguay can finally move away from a precarious roadside camp.
29 February 2012
Women in the Maldives describe how security forces violently suppressed their protest against the new president.
27 February 2012
The well-known Spanish investigating judge Baltasar Garzón has been cleared of charges of abuse of power, but crimes remain unpunished.
24 February 2012
An investigation into Poland's role in the US-run rendition and secret detention programmes has lacked transparency.
23 February 2012
Afghan authorities have failed to help some 500,000 displaced people who are struggling to survive in Kabul slums, a new Amnesty report says.