Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

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23 April 2009
Condoleezza Rice approved the use of “water-boarding” in 2002 according to information released on Wednesday by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelli
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23 April 2009
Ten years on, no-one has been held to account for the NATO attack on the Serbian state radio and television building that left 16 civilians dead.
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23 April 2009
People living in Buner, just 60 miles from the Pakistan capital Islamabad, have revealed how abusive and repressive Taleban groups have seized the area, imposing thei
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23 April 2009
Nechirvan Barzani promised to make the security forces accountable for cases of arbitrary detention, torture, enforced disappearances and other ill-treatment.
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22 April 2009
Ten men face imminent execution in Sudan after they were sentenced to death by a special court on 15 April.
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22 April 2009
A Yemeni woman is facing imminent execution accused of killing her husband only days after the execution of another woman for similar charges. 
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21 April 2009
Iran has been urged to release the Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was sentenced to eight years in jail after being convicted as a spy.
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21 April 2009
More than 4,500 civilians are believed to have died in the fighting according to UN estimates in north eastern region in Sri Lanka.
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21 April 2009
The wife of imprisoned Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng was attacked and beaten early Sunday morning, as she tried to leave her home to visit grieving relative
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20 April 2009
The population lives in fear after draconian measures implemented by the regime. Elections have been deferred for five years and martial law has been declared.
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20 April 2009
The last three political prisoners who were abducted by state agents in Zimbabwe in December 2008 were released on bail on Friday.
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20 April 2009
Women and girls in Iraq are suffering from systematic violence and a sustained assault on their human rights.
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20 April 2009
The Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain fails to lay out a clear human rights framework for progress in the areas of human prosperity, energy security and env
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20 April 2009
The execution of the Iranian woman convicted of murdering a relative when she was 17 has been postponed.
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17 April 2009
The inclusive government is failing to tackle the problems of continued imprisonment of political prisoners, enforced disappearances and tight restrictions on media.
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17 April 2009
Delara Darabi, an Iranian woman convicted of murdering a relative when she was 17, is reported to be facing execution in the next few days.
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17 April 2009
Four previously secret memorandums released by the new US administration give an insight into how its predecessor lost its legal and moral compass in turning to tort
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17 April 2009
Four men arrested in recent days in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria have apparently been forcibly disappeared by police, leading to fears that they may have been t
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17 April 2009
Around 100,000 desperate civilians still trapped in the conflict zone, require urgent humanitarian aid as reports emerge that food and medical supplies are running lo
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17 April 2009
There can be no stability and security for the people of Chechnya, until those responsible for gross human rights abuses in the country over the last 10 years are brou
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