5 January 2012
The Mongolian parliament overwhelmingly approves a bill that aims to scrap the death penalty.
15 December 2011
At least 488 people have been executed for alleged drug offences so far in 2011, a nearly threefold increase on 2009, a new Amnesty International report says.
14 December 2011
Villagers in Wukan have been protesting what they say is the local government’s latest attempt to secretly sell off their farmland to developers.
13 December 2011
Pakistan's Senate unanimously passes two landmark women's rights bills, including one on acid attacks.
12 December 2011
Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry has said a woman has been beheaded for the crime of "witchcraft and sorcery."
Nepalese migrant workers are being trafficked by rogue recruitment agencies for forced labour in the Gulf States and Malaysia.
9 December 2011
Amnesty International were turned away from delivering a global petition to Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, calling for an end to executions in Belarus.
The Romanian authorities must re-open an investigation into CIA secret detention centres on its territory after new evidence of secret prisons was revealed by a German newspaper.
7 December 2011
Data obtained by Amnesty International shows that the US has repeatedly transferred ammunition to Egypt despite security forces' violent crackdown on protesters.
6 December 2011
A hardline group of Asian countries are defying the global trend against the death penalty and putting to death thousands of people after unfair trials.
1 December 2011
Saudi Arabian authorities have been using the fight against terrorism as a pretext to crack down on dissent.
30 November 2011
There are concerns the two men were ill-treated and forced to confess before facing a deeply flawed trial and death sentences.
Iranian women activists are raising awareness globally about a controversial "polygamy" law that would further endanger women's rights.
29 November 2011
An illegal "Nomad Emergency" law in Italy has allowed authorities to unleash a wave of forced evictions, making hundreds of Roma families homeless in Milan.
25 November 2011
Serbian authorities must stop a long-term policy of forced evictions of Roma families and introduce legislation to ban the practice.
Oregon governor John Kitzhaber issued a reprieve to convicted murderer Gary Haugen, who was due to be executed on 6 December.
24 November 2011
Serious questions remain about whether the Libyan justice system can guarantee a fair trial without the death penalty.
A new report provides first-hand stories of women resisting forced eviction from their homes and land
22 November 2011
Brazil's authorities must address indigenous land claims to prevent future violent attacks on indigenous communities.
19 November 2011
Amnesty International urges the NTC to transfer Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi to the International Criminal Court, after reports he has been captured in Libya.
18 November 2011
The Italian Council of State has ruled to end the "Nomad Emergency", which has exposed Roma communities to serious human rights violations.
17 November 2011
Eleven people including two foreign nationals convicted of terrorism-related offences were hanged in Baghdad on Wednesday.
Paul Rhoades is due to be put to death by lethal injection on Friday after 24 years on death row for murder.
14 November 2011
Favelas around Rio de Janeiro have been slated for forced evictions so the authorities can build infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics.
10 November 2011
A new report shows that Shell’s failure to promptly stop and clean up oil spills in Bodo has devastated the lives of tens of thousands.
8 November 2011
Denmark's independent review of CIA rendition flights will not be allowed to compel witness testimony or request any new information.
2 November 2011
Twenty seven families may lose their homes to make way for new commercial housing built by a government owned company.
1 November 2011
Officials gathered at an Istanbul conference on Afghanistan must keep human rights a central focus of their plans for regional security.
A number of planes linked to the CIA’s rendition programme landed in Finland between 2001 and 2006.
28 October 2011
Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi must be allowed to surrender to the International Criminal Court to face investigation for crimes against humanity.
Japan's justice minister says he will sign execution warrants, despite announcing last month he would not back the death penalty.
27 October 2011
Lithuania's failure to investigate its role in the US-led rendition programme has forced an alleged victim of secret detention to take his case to the European Court of Human Rights.
25 October 2011
A transparent, public process should lead to the election of the strongest candidate as the new ICC Prosecutor.
Human rights defenders peacefully attempted to prevent police evicting Mevljude Kurteshi and her six children from their apartment.
21 October 2011
The Lithuanian authorities have yet to investigate a significant amount of information linked to CIA secret prisons in the country.
Video evidence and conflicting reports raise questions about how the former Libyan leader died after his capture.
17 October 2011
Those responsible for committing serious crimes under international law in Yemen must be brought to justice.
13 October 2011
Al-Bashir is due in Malawi for a trade summit, despite warrants for his arrest on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
10 October 2011
Pro-government "thugs" attacked a peaceful women's march in the Yemeni city of Ta'izz, called to celebrate a Yemeni woman's Nobel Peace Prize.
7 October 2011
Saudi Arabia has executed eight Bangladeshi migrant workers, sentenced to death for the alleged murder of an Egyptian man.
The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman.
29 September 2011
After many years of campaigning, an Indigenous community in Paraguay is closer to moving back to their traditional lands.
26 September 2011
Cameroon must release all individuals held under a discriminatory law that criminalizes consensual same-sex relations.
23 September 2011
Former LRA commander Thomas Kwoyelo, charged with 53 counts of murder, has been granted amnesty by a Ugandan court.
21 September 2011
Death row prisoner Troy Davis has been executed in the state of Georgia despite serious doubts surrounding his conviction
A 17-year old, who claimed he acted in self-defence when he stabbed a popular athlete, has been publicly hanged.
Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were arrested while hiking in the Iraq-Iran border area in 2009 and recently sentenced to eight years for "espionage".
20 September 2011
An Iranian teenager set to be executed for the killing of an athlete says he acted in self-defence.
Government urged to establish an immediate moratorium on executions in the kingdom after a Sudanese national was put to death this week.