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.
The refusal to grant clemency for deathrow prisoner Troy Davis is a huge setback for human rights in the USA.
In the wake of conflict in Libya, thousands of refugees have yet again been forced to flee. They are now stuck in limbo in Egypt and Tunisia.
16 September 2011
Troy Davis, who was sentenced to death in 1991 for the murder of a police officer, is due to have a clemency hearing on Monday.
Beijing urged to show clemency to Syed Zahid Hussain Shah, who is due to be executed next week.
14 September 2011
A Saudi human rights activist taken to court after calling for reforms says he will continue to speak out against repression.
8 September 2011
No country should provide a safe haven to Colonel al-Gaddafi or other Libyan officials suspected of committing crimes under international law.
7 September 2011
NATO's decision to end detainee transfers to Afghan prisons highlights the international forces' failure to boost the rule of law in Afghanistan.
2 September 2011
One woman describes how her daughters' killings led her to advocate for better protection from domestic violence in the USA.
30 August 2011
The Mexican government’s strategy on migrants has failed to tackle the alarming numbers of Central American migrants being kidnapped.
25 August 2011
Legal question answered about the pending ICC investigation into Libya's Colonel al-Gaddafi for alleged war crimes.
A landmark law in Peru will mandate government consultations with Indigenous Peoples before large-scale development projects can continue.
22 August 2011
Some 750 families in Angola's southern city of Lubango have been ordered to leave their homes to make way for a new road.
A planned forced eviction would push up to 86 Irish Traveller families off land they own in Essex, UK, leaving them homeless.
19 August 2011
Benin is about to abolish the death penalty, joining countries worldwide that have ratified a treaty to end capital punishment.
A landmark UN decision has found that Brazil discriminated against a pregnant Afro-descendant woman and failed to prevent her death.
17 August 2011
The Philippines' Senate is set to vote on joining the International Criminal Court on Monday.
In a legal precedent for Mexico, two Indigenous women raped by soldiers in 2002 have had their cases moved to the civilian justice system.
12 August 2011
Serbian officials allow another forced eviction of Roma family in Belgrade
An Azerbaijani human rights activist who spoke out against illegal house demolitions has had her office razed to the ground.
8 August 2011
Aboriginal peoples’ rights to traditional lands and adequate housing are being undermined in Australia, says a new Amnesty International report.
5 August 2011
A new UN report on oil pollution in the Niger Delta says Shell's procedures for cleaning up spillages are inadequate.
4 August 2011
The inquiry into the UK government's alleged involvement in torture will let down those that may have suffered abuse.
3 August 2011
A landmark court ruling in Guatemala sentences four soldiers for their involvement in a bloody massacre in Dos Erres village in 1982.
2 August 2011
The former leaders of Tunisia and Egypt, both ousted in popular uprisings in recent months, are facing criminal trials for abuse of power.
29 July 2011
Israel has repeatedly razed a Bedouin village over the past year and is now suing the villagers to pay for the cost of the demolitions.
26 July 2011
The execution of Andrei Burdyka, who was convicted of assault and murder, will not provide real justice to the victims of such crimes.
Released after five years in prison, prominent human rights lawyer Anwar al-Bunni is finally being acknowledged by fellow Syrians.
25 July 2011
Amnesty International's website has been blocked inside Saudi Arabia after the organization published criticism of a draft "anti-terror" law.
22 July 2011
Authorities in Haiti's capital have forcibly evicted hundreds of families from a makeshift camp formed after last year's devastating earthquake.
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.