22 October 2012
A shop worker jailed on a drugs-related charge was among 10 men put to death in Iran on Monday morning.
18 October 2012
A year on from the capture and killing of Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi, the Libyan authorities must hand over the former ruler’s military intelligence chief to the ICC.
17 October 2012
The new Serbian government must introduce legislation which prohibits forced evictions, Amnesty International said in a briefing published today.
15 October 2012
Around 150 Roma inhabitants have been evicted from an informal settlement in the eastern suburbs of Paris.
A new Amnesty International report slams the UK government’s plans for a substantial extension of the use of secret evidence in the justice system.
12 October 2012
The decision by Argentina’s Supreme Court to allow a rape survivor to have her pregnancy terminated is a step forward for women’s rights.
10 October 2012
Iran is urged to immediately commute the death sentences of 11 men who are at imminent risk of execution after being transferred to Tehran's Evin Prison.
11 October 2012
Violent forced evictions in China are on the rise as local authorities seek to offset huge debts by seizing and then selling off land in suspect deals with property developers.
Amnesty International points to progress towards abolishing capital punishment as it marks the 10th World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October.
4 October 2012
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and state Governor Rick Perry should grant clemency to an African American man due to be executed on 18 October.
Blanca Nubia Díaz has been seeking justice since 2001, when paramilitaries raped and killed her 15-year-old daughter.
The Colombian authorities have failed to make real progress in bringing to justice those responsible for conflict-related sexual crimes.
2 October 2012
A groundbreaking documentary about an Ecuadorian Indigenous community’s successful legal battle has won a prestigious award.
1 October 2012
The US military has repatriated of Guantánamo detainee Omar Khadr to his native Canada.
27 September 2012
The Tunisian authorities must drop indecency charges against a woman who was summoned to court on Wednesday after she had complained that police officers raped her.
Fears of a new wave of executions in Japan increased after two death row inmates were hanged on Thursday, one the first woman to be executed in more than 15 years.
25 September 2012
The brazen murder of a Honduran human rights lawyer underscores just why the country’s authorities must step up their efforts to protect human rights defenders.
Amnesty International and Greenpeace have called for a criminal investigation into Trafigura's toxic dumping in West Africa.
20 September 2012
The public flogging of a 16-year-old girl by a local mullah in Afghanistan is abhorrent and testifies to the precarious situation of women and girls in Afghanistan.
As conflict continues in Mali, civilians are on the receiving end of horrific abuses including amputations, sexual violence and extra-judicial executions.
17 September 2012
The Gambian President's conditional moratorium on executions of death row prisoners leaves at least 38 people at great risk of execution.
14 September 2012
The Egyptian government should immediately withdraw its invitation to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, and arrest him if he travels to Cairo.
Every day children and other civilians are being killed and injured in indiscriminate air bombardments and artillery strikes by government armed forces all over Syria.
13 September 2012
Afghanistan’s Parliament must not appoint a new national intelligence director before investigating claims of his involvement in torture and other abuses.
12 September 2012
The ninth death of a Guantánamo detainee highlights the urgent need for the US authorities to end indefinite detention there.
Discriminatory laws, policies and practices which marginalize Italy’s Roma must be urgently changed.
6 September 2012
More than 100 Romani adults and children face forced eviction from an informal settlement in northern Romania.
5 September 2012
Mauritania should have surrendered Abdullah al-Senussi to the ICC instead of extraditing him to Libya.
31 August 2012
As the school year is about to begin in Slovakia, Romani families are dreading the prospect of their children being segregated from their classmates.
30 August 2012
Around the world, millions of people live in inadequate conditions in slums and informal settlements.
28 August 2012
At least 38 people still on death row in The Gambia are at imminent risk of execution.
29 August 2012
In the Americas, enforced disappearances are not just an issue of the past, with much still to be done for justice to be delivered to the victims and their relatives.
Some 14,000 people remain unaccounted for in the former Yugoslavia – nearly half of the total number who disappeared in the decade after war broke out in 1991.
Enforced disappearances - a crime under international law - are still carried out in many countries around the world.
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory.
The UK-registered mining company Vedanta has attempted to “gloss over” criticisms of its poor human rights record in India's Orissa state.
21 August 2012
French cabinet members must take action to halt forced evictions of Roma communities and set a housing policy that respects and protects their rights.
8 August 2012
Across the Americas, governments are trampling over the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the name of economic development.
Governments across the Americas are putting profit before the physical and cultural survival of thousands of Indigenous peoples.
7 August 2012
New satellite images from Aleppo show the increased use of heavy weaponry, including near residential areas
A death sentence looms for Saeed Sedeghi, an Iranian shop worker who was tried unfairly on drugs-related charges.
3 August 2012
More than 40 Roma families face a possible forced eviction this weekend in the north-eastern Czech Republic town of Ostrava.
The Texas authorities should commute the death sentence of a prisoner assessed as having a mental disability but facing execution in under a week.
31 July 2012
A new report details brutal abuses committed by soldiers loyal to Mali's military Junta against soldiers and police officers involved in an attempted counter-coup.
30 July 2012
Court sentences 70-year-old Ramze Shihab Amhed to 15 years in prison after 'grossly unfair' trial that relied on 'torture' evidence.
Accounts from two incidents involving a Mapuche Indigenous community point to a possible disproportionate use of force by the police that left several injured, including children.
27 July 2012
As reports of civilians being targeted in Syria continue to make headlines, China, Russia and the USA acted to delay what could have been a landmark agreement to end the irresponsible trade in arms.
Court says a State that has abolished the death penalty cannot hand over an individual to another State if there is a risk of the death penalty being used.
The prospect of a historic global deal to end the devastation caused by the irresponsible, poorly regulated arms trade has moved a step closer.
26 July 2012
Campaigners lobbying for a strong Arms Trade Treaty staged a mock graveyard stunt to show the impact of the global arms trade.