Nigerian authorities must not use the state of emergency imposed in the north of the country as an excuse to commit human rights violations, Amnesty International urges.
Forcibly returning people to a volatile security situation in Somalia would violate international law.
The UN Security Council and African Union (AU) must take immediate action to halt indiscriminate attacks in Southern Kordofan.
An Amnesty International briefing says that multiple large-scale attacks are being carried out against civilians in the worst instance of violence in years.
A new Amnesty International report says that reckless and illegal arms supplies from Europe, Africa and China continue to fuel grave human rights abuses in the country.
Bosco Ntaganda, accused of human rights violations in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, has handed himself over to the US Embassy in Rwanda. Here are 10 facts about the DRC.
No one knows the global arms trade’s devastating effects more vividly than those who live and work on the front lines of armed conflict and in areas ravaged by small arms violence.
A repressive cycle of widespread human rights violations by the armed forces is making reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire ever more elusive.
Halting the use of child soldiers in conflicts is just one of a series of compelling reasons for states to adopt a strong Arms Trade Treaty.
A new Amnesty International media briefing says the Malian army and Islamist armed groups have committed of serious human rights abuses.
The remaining charges against Sudanese teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko must be dropped and she must be immediately and unconditionally released.
Today’s announcement that the ICC will open an investigation into crimes under international law committed in Mali's conflict is a crucial step towards justice.
French forces in Mali are urged to give civilians as much warning of attacks as possible, as the conflict intensifies.
The newly-approved international armed intervention is likely to increase the scale of human rights violations already happening.
The International Criminal Court has acquitted former Congolese armed group leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The 16 Days of Activism campaign includes country actions from around the world to convey the global dimension of gender-based violence and militarism.
As fighting escalates in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, all sides must take steps to safeguard civilians from attack.
Dozens of men and boys have been reportedly shot by Nigerian security forces as an Amnesty International report slammed human rights violations by the security forces in response to Boko Haram violence.
The brutal actions of Nigeria's security forces in response to Boko Haram's campaign of terror are making an already desperate situation even worse.
Rwanda’s military intelligence department has illegally held scores of civilians in military detention without charge or trial amid credible claims of torture.