22 July 2011
Gambia has charged five activists, including including three journalists and an opposition politician, with treason.
A draft law in Saudi Arabia poses a serious threat to freedom of expression and peaceful dissent in the name of preventing terrorism.
20 July 2011
Goran Hadžić, the only remaining suspect wanted by a Hague war crimes tribunal, was arrested today in Serbia.
18 July 2011
The five senior officials, who were transferred from US to Iraqi custody last week could be put to death within a month.
15 July 2011
Kenya and the international community should do more to assist Somali refugees in Kenya.
11 July 2011
A Supreme Court ruling has upheld a death sentence which, if carried out, would be the first execution in Nigeria since 2006.
9 July 2011
Former president Hissène Habré is to be returned to Chad, where he face the death penalty for allegedly planning to overthrow the government.
8 July 2011
As countries gather for talks on a global Arms Trade Treaty, evidence has emerged about arms shipments fueling violations in Southern Kordofan.
1 July 2011
The US Attorney General's decision to close investigations into scores of alleged torture cases is a blow to justice.
30 June 2011
An independent commission set up to investigate alleged human rights abuses during recent protests in the country must lead to justice for victims.
29 June 2011
Riot police in Athens have injured many peaceful protesters by using excessive force to disperse demonstrations over the past two days.
China's efforts to control and suppress human rights lawyers have intensified recently, according to a new Amnesty International report.
27 June 2011
The head of Egypt’s military intelligence has promised that the army will no longer carry out forced ‘virginity tests’, after defending their use
Colonel M’uammar al-Gaddafi and other senior Libyan government officials face trial at the ICC for alleged crimes against humanity.
24 June 2011
Tunisia has joined the International Criminal Court and intends to ratify or adhere to several key human rights treaties.
23 June 2011
A proposed ICC investigation into human rights violations in Côte d’Ivoire should not be limited to recent events.
17 June 2011
A new treaty sets international labour standards for tens of millions of domestic workers who have faced widespread abuses.
A group of rejected Sri Lankan asylum seekers, most of them Tamil, have been taken for questioning in Colombo after being forcibly returned from the UK.
16 June 2011
Greek police have reportedly used excessive amounts of teargas against protesters in a largely peaceful demonstration against government spending cuts.
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, who is wanted for genocide and other serious abuses, is due to visit China this month.
A prominent human rights lawyer appeals a jail sentence for his role in a demonstration for land reform in Brazil.
A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers facing deportation from the UK today are at risk of torture in their home country.
14 June 2011
UK broadcaster Channel 4 is airing ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’, a harrowing documentary exposing new evidence of war crimes committed during the civil war.
Mental disability concerns and questions over possible racial discrimination lead to a call for clemency in a pending death sentence case.
10 June 2011
Saudi Arabia has seen a significant increase in executions in the last six weeks, with at least 27 people executed since the beginning of the year.
Hundreds of people in Luanda whose homes were demolished between 2004 and 2006 are to be rehoused from September.
8 June 2011
Authorities do little to protect rural workers in Brazil who face ongoing intimidation by hired gunmen.
7 June 2011
Members of an Indigenous community in north-western Argentina battle repeated attempts to forcibly evict them from their homes.
3 June 2011
Indian authorities arrested two environmental activists on false charges after they led a campaign to defend local communities' rights.
2 June 2011
Brazil should have consulted with Indigenous Peoples before approving construction of a megadam on their land in the Amazon.
31 May 2011
A senior Egyptian general has admitted female protesters were forced to undergo ‘virginity tests’, which the government has previously denied.
27 May 2011
Indian President Pratibha Patil approves the executions of two death row prisoners, according to media reports.
26 May 2011
Serbian authorities must renew their efforts to arrest all war crimes suspects, Amnesty International said today, after Ratko Mladic was detained.
25 May 2011
The discovery of over twenty highly explosive anti-personnel mines in Misratah raises fears of more mines being discovered in the city.
24 May 2011
Saudi Arabian authorities have detained a woman who has urged other women to challenge a discriminatory driving ban.
23 May 2011
An appeals court in Bahrain has upheld the death sentences of two activists accused of killing police officers during anti-government protests.
19 May 2011
An independent and transparent investigation is needed into a new detainee death in the Guantánamo detention camp
Anti-government protester Murtaza Manzoor was rearrested this week after spending three months in unlawful administrative detention.
18 May 2011
The discovery of 513 migrants being smuggled through Mexico in squalid conditions highlights the vulnerability faced by thousands.
17 May 2011
16 May 2011
Morocco is due to prosecute a newspaper editor for his criticism of the country's counter-terrorism policies.
13 May 2011
Benelux must halt agreement which leaves Roma at risk of being forcibly returned.
27 April 2011
As many as thirteen hanged in public so far this year as Iran carries out first executions of juveniles anywhere in the world in 2011.
26 April 2011
Amnesty International renews its call on US authorities to release or give fair trials to remaining detainees after leaked files reveal fresh details about detention centre.
15 April 2011
A guilty verdict for two Croatian generals for crimes against humanity is a long-awaited victory for Croatia's war victims.
5 April 2011
A young Malaysian man faces imminent hanging after his final appeal failed in Singapore
Guantanamo detainee Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be tried by a military commission rather than in an ordinary federal court.
2 April 2011
Scores are detained and hundreds of riot police are deployed as "Day of Wrath" protests are targeted by the authorities.
28 March 2011
Libyan authorities must investigate Eman al-Obeidi's rape allegations, reveal her whereabouts and guarantee her safety