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.
17 February 2012
A small group of countries wants to effectively secure a veto over any global Arms Trade Treaty, while others are attempting to water down human rights safeguards.
16 February 2012
The organizers of the London 2012 Olympics have rejected a call to terminate Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the Games.
15 February 2012
Three foreign nationals convicted of smuggling or possessing drugs risk being put to death at any time amid a recent surge in executions.
14 February 2012
Some 21 North Koreans in China face expulsion to North Korea after being caught illegally in the country.
13 February 2012
Talks are under way at the UN to agree a comprehensive treaty to regulate the global arms trade, due to be finalized later this year.
10 February 2012
The death of a child amid a fire at an earthquake survivors' camp in Haiti highlights the authorities' need to resolve the dire housing crisis.
8 February 2012
Two activists in Panama have been killed in clashes between security forces and the Ngäbe-Buglé people during anti-mining protests.
A new report by Amnesty International urges the Israeli military to end demolitions displacing thousands of Bedouins in the West Bank.
7 February 2012
Chadian authorities forcibly evicted more than 670 people from their homes to make way for a hotel in the capital N'Djamena.
A UN-backed tribunal has given former Khmer Rouge jailer "Duch" a life sentence for the killings of more than 12,272 people.
An ICJ ruling breaches the human rights of foreign victims of Nazi war crimes by giving Germany legal immunity from being sued for reparations.
2 February 2012
Excessive force has been used on a number of occasions against peaceful demonstrations in Cambodia calling for land rights to be respected.
1 February 2012
A South Korean activist faces up to seven years in prison after re-tweeting messages from North Korea's official Twitter account.
Russia is urged not to block the UN Security Council's efforts to end human rights violations in Syria.
27 January 2012
A former Guatemalan head of state will face trial on genocide charges over massacres of thousands of mostly Mayan villagers in 1982 and 1983.
26 January 2012
The Bahraini authorities must investigate reports of more than a dozen deaths following the security forces' use of tear gas.
A new Amnesty International campaign highlights the plight of thousands of Central American migrants travelling across Mexico each year.
24 January 2012
The economic crisis, and how governments have chosen to address it, poses a clear and unambiguous risk to rights.
Brazilian police have forcefully evicted almost 6,000 people without warning from a slum outside Sao Paulo.