The Egyptian authorities must end their appalling policy of unlawfully detaining and forcibly returning hundreds of refugees who have fled the armed conflict in Syria.
Diplomats from Commonwealth countries meeting in London today must push Sri Lanka to end its continuing crackdown on human rights defenders.
Okunishi Masaru, who has spent more than 40 years facing execution and is one of the oldest death row prisoners in the world, has had his seventh request for a retrial turned down.
Former Chilean president Augusto Pinochet was detained in London on 16 October 1998 in a move that changed the idea of international justice forever.
Russian authorities' attempts to stifle human rights work in the country are increasing, Amnesty International warns after NGO loses lawsuit triggered by repressive new law.
Iranian authorities say prisoner will be hanged for a second time once his condition improves.
A new photo exhibition documents the perils thousands of people from Central America face when making their way across Mexico every year.
The deaths of hundreds of people in detention facilities run by Nigeria’s military Joint Task Force (JTF) must be investigated as a matter of urgency
Arbitrary detention of immigrants in Moscow sweep operation is latest example of disproportionate and discriminatory policing in Russia.
The Algerian authorities must immediately release a blogger detained on terrorism and defamation charges after he shared photos and caricatures of the President and the Prime Minister on his Facebook account.
Evidence gathered from eyewitnesses, health officials and wounded protesters suggests security forces used live ammunition to disperse crowds of mostly peaceful demonstrators on 6 October.
The African Union’s declaration that no senior government officials should appear before the International Criminal Court and their call for deferral of the cases against Kenya’s leaders is deplorable
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
A proposal to introduce “medical tests” to bar migrant workers deemed to be “homosexual” or transgender from entering Kuwait and other Gulf countries is outrageous.
Today’s shipwreck off the coast of Alexandria that drowned at least 12 people, many believed to be refugees from Syria, highlights the crushing life-and-death decisions facing many who fled to Egypt to escape Syria’s armed conflict.
Authorities in Morocco must immediately and unconditionally drop charges against three teen-agers arrested for kissing and posting a photo on Facebook, said Amnesty International ahead of a court hearing on Friday.
Politicians need to stop presenting the death penalty as a quick-fix to reduce high crime rates and instead address problems in the criminal justice system.
Following the death of Herman Wallace last Friday, who was held in solitary confinement for over 41 years, Amnesty International is launching a campaign for the release of his co-defendant Albert Woodfox.
African states must reject calls to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International said ahead of an extraordinary meeting of the African Union on 11 and 12 October.
The Iraqi authorities must immediately halt all executions, Amnesty International said after 42 people were executed in the last two days.