A new report by Amnesty International highlights how arms sales from China and Russia fuel human rights violations in Sudan's Darfur region.
Authorities urged to disclose details after US President Barack Obama confirms that the unmanned aircraft are used to target suspected militants.
US Secretary of State's landmark visit to Myanmar can only be seen a success if authorities make bold human rights reforms.
Officials gathered at an Istanbul conference on Afghanistan must keep human rights a central focus of their plans for regional security.
The UN needs to act now to end the crisis of impunity that lingers in Sri Lanka more than two years after the civil war ended.
NATO's decision to end detainee transfers to Afghan prisons highlights the international forces' failure to boost the rule of law in Afghanistan.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
A UN report out today gives credibility to claims that both sides committed war crimes in Sri Lanka's civil war.
A UN report on accountability for war crimes committed in the Sri Lankan armed conflict must be made public, Amnesty International said as a panel of experts submit their findings to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Leaders urged to improve accountability for Afghan and international military forces and tackle arbitrary detention and torture.
Amnesty International declines to appear before Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, saying it does not meet international standards for independent and impartial inquiries.
Amnesty International calls for prosecutions following the release of a UN report showing a rise in targeted killings of Afghan civilians.
President Asif Ali Zardari's visit comes amid increased focus by international leaders on his country's response to the Taleban-led insurgency.
US military files on the war from 2004-2009, released by website Wikileaks, show that leaders did not know what was happening on the ground.
Plans for a peace deal with the Taleban in Afghanistan could seriously jeopardize the rights of the Afghan people, in particular Afghan women, unless concrete human rights benchmarks are incorporated.
General David Petraeus, the US commander set to take charge of NATO operations in Afghanistan, must redouble efforts to minimise civilian casualties during military operations there.
Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.
A failure to act has left victims with no access to justice, truth or reparations while hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans are displaced at the end of the decades-long conflict.
A fresh spate of killings of anti-Taleban local leaders in the Swat Valley of Pakistan could signal an escalation in the Pakistani Taleban’s campaign of attacks on tribal leaders.
Insurgent groups have been condemned for killing 65 people in the recent bombings of a displaced people's camp, a school and a bazaar.