Activists and medical workers in Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso tell Amnesty International that world leaders need to put human rights at the heart of efforts to combat maternal mortality in Africa…
Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean authorities to release 83 activists arrested during a peaceful demonstration in the capital Harare on Monday.
Azimzhan Askarov, director of the human rights organization Vozdukh (Air), convicted of involvement in the murder of a policeman after an unfair trial.
World leaders urged to take urgent steps to uphold the rights of millions living in poverty in order to meet targets set by the Millennium Development Goals.
Campaigners and voters also face threats and violence from the Taleban and other insurgent groups in the run-up to this month's parliamentary elections.
Court finds that the Turkish authorities had failed to act on information they received that could have prevented activist Hrant Dink's murder in 2007
New UN figures show that the annual rate of decline in maternal mortality is less than half of that needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goal target of a 75 per cent reduction between 1990 and 2015.
President García to repeal a decree which could grant amnesties to military personnel alleged to have committed abuses during the 1980 – 2000 internal conflict.
Amnesty International's call comes as Pope Benedict XVI is about to begin a four-day state visit to the UK, the first ever state visit to the UK by a Pope.
UK government must ensure forthcoming inquiry into torture and ill-treatment of detainees held abroad during ongoing counter-terrorism operations is independent, thorough and transparent.
Three people have been killed after they were named on the lists of around 90 men and women in the two of Puerto Asis in the southern region of Putumayo.
Amnesty International has urged Indian authorities to carry out an effective investigation into a video clip that appears to show detainees in Kashmir being stripped and humiliated by security forces.
The Ministry of the Interior order provides specific instructions to police to undertake "a systematic dismantling of illegal camps" prioritizing those inhabited by Roma.
Yusuf Sapakoly, 52, died of kidney failure after being refused access to adequate medical assistance by prison authorities.
Chen Guangcheng and his family have been kept under unofficial house arrest since he was released from prison last week after serving a four-year sentence.
Amnesty International has urged the French authorities to comply with a European Parliament resolution to suspend its policy of expulsions of Roma from the country.
Authorities urged to conduct a thorough investigation after a car bomb in the capital Vladikavkaz killed at least 16 civilians and injured dozens more.
NGO board members suspended after it criticized alleged violations committed by the authorities against opposition and human rights activists in the Sh'ia community.
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of stoning to death has been temporarily suspended but authorities must overturn the death sentence against her entirely.
Nearly 50 people were arrested when police broke up a meeting organized by a broad coalition of groups campaigning for political change in the country.