27 July 2012
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.
25 July 2012
The USA is the pivotal player in closing major loopholes and setting strong rules for international transfers of arms in the final days of ATT negotiations.
24 July 2012
Iraq urged to commute all death sentences and impose a moratorium on the death penalty following an announcement that nearly 200 executions would proceed.
20 July 2012
As members of the opposition become better equipped with weapons and armaments, more and more civilians are being exposed to danger as fighting intensifies in populated urban areas.
A new ICJ ruling has found that Senegal must immediately prosecute former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré.
19 July 2012
The UN Security Council's veto will further embolden those on all sides of the Syria conflict who are directing and committing abuses and crimes with impunity.
Action by Amnesty International has prompted Serbian authorities to supply drinking water to evicted Roma families.
18 July 2012
Justice for abuses suffered at the hands of US authorities remains a remote prospect for Guantanamo detainee Majid Khan
Hamas has executed three men in Gaza, bringing the number of hangings this year alone to six.
17 July 2012
Ecuador’s authorities are misuing the judicial system to clamp down on indigenous and campesino leaders involved in social conflicts over development projects.
12 July 2012
Governments negotiating a potentially historic Arms Trade Treaty in New York urged to remember a strong agreement could save millions of lives.
11 July 2012
Mexico is failing to protect women from increasing levels of violence, a new Amnesty International report says.
10 July 2012
ICC's First Sentence: 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers handed to Thomas Lubanga Dyilo
Russian government to halt new deals with the Syrian government, whilst continuing to honour existing arms contracts.
5 July 2012
Singer-songwriter Joss Stone has released a new version of her song 'Take Good Care' in support of a strong Arms Trade Treaty.
Urgent action must be taken to stop the deadly cycle of repression and abuse in Syria.
3 July 2012
Campaigners are calling for leaders to regulate the arms trade more effectively
2 July 2012
International artists have come together to call on governments to agree a strong Arms Trade Treaty.
The detention of four ICC staffers in Libya not only denied them their liberty and stopped their work, but it also undermined Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi's right to a fair trial.
The Arms Trade Treaty negotiations in New York are an acid test for political leaders to agree rules leading to the end of irresponsible arms transfers.
1 July 2012
For a decade, the International Criminal Court has been pursuing justice for those who suffer some of the most serious crimes imaginable.
27 June 2012
Hundreds of thousands of Amnesty International activists are calling for an end to arms transfers that fuel human rights abuses.
Pakistan’s flip-flop over a decision to commute Indian national Sarabjit Singh’s capital sentence to a life term is a cruel blow to him and his family.
22 June 2012
Despite opposition, human rights language has survived in the Rio+20 summit's outcome document – but it does not go far enough.
The deaths of 15 civilians in a Taleban attack on a hotel outside Kabul underscores the need to bring to justice all those responsible for war crimes.
21 June 2012
Russian authorities must end human rights violations by law enforcement officers in the North Caucasus, a new Amnesty International report says.
19 June 2012
The Syrian army's increased use of helicopters is putting civilians at even greater risk and further strengthens the case for an international arms embargo.
15 June 2012
Ahead of a fresh wave of driving protests expected in Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International has urged King Abdullah to overturn a ban on women driving.
Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda has been sworn in as the International Criminal Court's new Chief Prosecutor in The Hague.
13 June 2012
International action is urgently needed to end the shocking escalation of unlawful killings in Syria, says a new Amnesty International report.
12 June 2012
World leaders have a once in a generation chance to create a meaningful link between sustainable development and human rights.
Arms supplies to the DRC continue to fuel unlawful killings, rape, looting and abductions.
11 June 2012
Campaigners urging governments worldwide to support a strong treaty with safeguards to stop the arms trade from fuelling human rights abuses.
There are fears that five members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority who were tried unfairly may face imminent public execution.
Activists calling for an end to sexual harassment of women protesters have been groped and punched by a group of men.
Just six countries are responsible for around three-quarters of the world's arms exports by value.
8 June 2012
Former presidential secretary Abed Hamoud's hanging takes the total number of executions in Iraq in the first half of 2012 to at least 70.
7 June 2012
A court in Kuwait convicted a man to 10 years in prison for messages posted on Twitter that were deemed "insulting" to heads of state and religious figures.
25 May 2012
It has been a particularly tough year for human rights defenders in sub-Saharan Africa, says Zimbabwean activist Jenni Williams.
A Sarayaku indigenous activist speaks out about her community's fight to defend their rights and protect their traditional lands in Ecuador's rainforest.
24 May 2012
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
16 May 2012
Discrimination and persecution against individuals because of their sexual orientation is increasing across sub-Saharan Africa.
9 May 2012
Proposed legal changes could result in information and evidence of human rights violations by UK state representatives being kept secret.