Almost four years to the day since Turkish activist Engin Çeber died in custody, a court will rule whether police and prison guards had a role in the torture that allegedly killed him.
More progress is needed in a cross-border investigation into former officials accused of extrajudicial executions in Guatemala.
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.
A Russian court's decision today to jail members of the punk rock protest band Pussy Riot is a bitter blow for freedom of expression in the country.
Court sentences 70-year-old Ramze Shihab Amhed to 15 years in prison after 'grossly unfair' trial that relied on 'torture' evidence.
For a decade, the International Criminal Court has been pursuing justice for those who suffer some of the most serious crimes imaginable.
Crimes against humanity, including torture, rape and murder of civilians have gone unpunished in Kyrgyzstan.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
The well-known Spanish investigating judge Baltasar Garzón has been cleared of charges of abuse of power, but crimes remain unpunished.
A widely respected Spanish investigative judge faces trial on charges he abused his power in an investigation into Franco-era abuses.
Moscow court closes criminal proceedings against Oleg Orlov, head of Russian human rights organization Memorial.
Court says Jordanian cleric should not be deported but accepts UK's argument that 'diplomatic assurances' can mitigate the risk of torture.
The authorities ignore calls to address state officials' alleged involvement in the killing of journalist and human rights activist Hrant Dink.
Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson were found guilty of ‘Supporting Terrorism’ and ‘Violation of the Territorial or Political Sovereignty’ of Ethiopia.
There are concerns the two men were ill-treated and forced to confess before facing a deeply flawed trial and death sentences.
Ales Bialiatski, head of the rights NGO Viasna, was sentenced to four and a half years for financial crimes after assisting detained activists
In recent months Azerbaijani authorities have stepped up intimidation and arrests of protesters and representatives of NGOs and independent media.
Aleksandr Kalistratov sentenced to community service for distributing brochures which allegedly incited hatred against the Catholic Church.
ETA waged a 40-year armed campaign against the Spanish state, during which more than 800 people were killed and thousands injured.
Yuliya Tymoshenko has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a Kyiv court for "abuse of office".