from Europe and central asia
London 2012 ethics chief tells Amnesty International why she quit her role on Olympic commission over Dow's connection to the 1984 Bhopal disaster.
The economic crisis, and how governments have chosen to address it, poses a clear and unambiguous risk to rights.
A pending French bill would threaten freedom of expression by making it a crime to call into question historical events labelled "genocide" in French law.
Moscow court closes criminal proceedings against Oleg Orlov, head of Russian human rights organization Memorial.
A widely respected Spanish investigative judge faces trial on charges he abused his power in an investigation into Franco-era abuses.
Around 60 Somalis - including many children - have gone on hunger strike to protest their administrative detention by Ukrainian authorities.
Inquiry failed to fully investigate allegations of UK involvement in torture and ill-treatment in the context of counter-terrorism operations.
Court says Jordanian cleric should not be deported but accepts UK's argument that 'diplomatic assurances' can mitigate the risk of torture.
New Constitution and media laws could have serious consequences for human rights in the country.
The authorities ignore calls to address state officials' alleged involvement in the killing of journalist and human rights activist Hrant Dink.
Two police officers suspected of responsibility for a student's death have walked free following a court hearing in Kyiv Thursday.
Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson were found guilty of ‘Supporting Terrorism’ and ‘Violation of the Territorial or Political Sovereignty’ of Ethiopia.
Havel led the human rights movement Charter 77, was repeatedly jailed, and adopted by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience.
Amnesty International is calling on Ukraine to immediately establish an independent agency to investigate police abuses ahead of Euro 2012
The EU should use an upcoming summit in Kyiv to pressure Ukraine to stop its epidemic of police criminality.
Russian authorities must promptly investigate the murder of courageous Dagestan journalist Khadzhimurad Kamalov.
Report exposes extent of identity checks by Spanish police based on ethnic and racial characteristics and the consequences for ethnic minorities.
The Romanian authorities must re-open an investigation into CIA secret detention centres on its territory after new evidence of secret prisons was revealed by a German newspaper.
Amnesty International were turned away from delivering a global petition to Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, calling for an end to executions in Belarus.
Since demonstrations started, there have been numerous reports of beatings of peaceful protesters by the police and denial of medical treatment.