30 April 2013
The public killing of a woman in Afghanistan is the latest example of the shocking levels of gender-based violence in the country.
Recommendations in a government-backed report investigating last year's devastating violence in Myanmar fail to effectively tackle discrimination against Rohingya Muslims and could trigger more human rights abuses.
29 April 2013
The Syrian authorities must immediately reveal the whereabouts of a 16-year-old boy who has been missing since November, Amnesty International urges.
26 April 2013
The execution of two death row inmates in Japan shows a "chilling" escalation of death penalty use under the new Liberal Democratic government.
25 April 2013
The UN Security Council has failed to add human rights monitoring to the mandate of its Western Sahara peacekeeping force, despite ongoing reports of abuses in the region.
An arbitrary court order to detain a university professor for four months after he co-founded a human rights organization is the latest blow to freedom of expression and assembly in Saudi Arabia.
Israel must release a Palestinian activist held without charge for two years, Amnesty International urges after his administrative detention is extended for the sixth time without justification.
Today’s decision by a Moscow court to fine an independent non-governmental organization and its leader is an alarming indicator for the future of civil society in Russia.
Two teachers have been deteined without charge for a week in the Republic of Congo in connection with a peaceful strike.
24 April 2013
A new report examines recent laws aimed at undermining freedom of expression, assembly and association in Russia.