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.
3 February 2012
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.
20 January 2012
A widely respected Spanish investigative judge faces trial on charges he abused his power in an investigation into Franco-era abuses.
12 January 2012
24 women and six children have been detained while protesting last week's violent forced eviction of 300 families from Borei Keila in Phnom Penh.
9 January 2012
11 January 2012
An estimated half a million Haitians still live in dire conditions and at risk of forced eviction, two years after a devastating earthquake.
A new report highlights why the detention centre continues to represent an attack on human rights.
Amir Hekmati was accused of spying for the CIA and sentenced to death for “collaboration with a hostile government”.
The Yemeni parliament is set to vote on a controversial bill which grants President Saleh and his aides immunity from prosecution.
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.