22 April 2013
The conviction of 23 Brazilian police officers for killing inmates in a prison massacre two decades ago is a "vital" step towards justice, Amnesty International has said.
20 April 2013
Israel’s new government must drop a proposed law that would lead to mass forced evictions of Bedouin people and instead pursue legislation to protect Bedouin housing rights.
19 April 2013
Damon Thibodeaux was recentyly released from death row after new evidence confirmed his innocence. This is his story.
In Swaziland, a newspaper editor was convicted on two counts of contempt of court for questioning the independence of the country’s judiciary.
Taiwanese authorities executed six men on Friday night in an apparent about-turn from their earlier stated commitment to abolish the brutal practice.
The decision to annul the genocide trial of Generals Ríos Montt and Rodríguez Sánchez must be overturned urgently or risk strengthening impunity and weakening the rule of law.
18 April 2013
Victims and family members are still waiting for the Indonesian authorities to provide them with truth, justice and full reparation almost eight years after the end to the devastating Aceh conflict.
Adivasi communities given the final decision on plans for a bauxite mine by a subsidiary of UK-based Vedanta Resources in Orissa.
Violent incidents around Venezuela following last Sunday’s presidential elections are only likely to increase unless the authorities carry out prompt, effective investigations and bring those responsible to justice.
Social activist Amadou Janneh was sentenced to life imprisonment in January 2012 for his work. While in prison, he met many people on death row, including the nine who were executed in August 2012.