The Tribal Law and Order Act, which was passed by the US House of Representatives this week, aims to address public safety issues in Indian territories.
Dutch court's verdict is the first time the company has been held criminally accountable for its involvement in exporting the waste to Cote d'Ivoire in 2006.
Amendments made by Parliament mean that children previously convicted under anti-terrorism legislation will have their convictions quashed.
Hairat Niyaz was convicted on state security charges, apparently for warning the authorities over potential ethnic violence in Xinjiang province on the eve of the July 2009 riots.
Amnesty International has reiterated its call for the immediate release of an Azerbaijani journalist jailed on fabricated charges after the country's authorities made a last-minute move against a European Court of Human Rights judgment ordering for him to be freed.
Bar Association leaders arbitrarily detained in an apparent attempt to stifle legitimate and peaceful protest, as part of an ongoing government crackdown.
Amnesty International has urged the Kenyan authorities to investigate the death of a market trader reportedly shot dead by police during a protest against forced evictions in a Nairobi settlement.
Authorities urged to surrender President al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court, where he is wanted on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Israeli military destroys a further 74 buildings in the Jordan Valley, forcibly displacing over 100 people.
Amnesty International warns that draft legislative amendments to be discussed by the Turkish Parliament this week would not, on their own, prevent violations of the rights of children.
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.
Alan Shadrake was arrested for criminal defamation after he published a book critical of the country's use of the death penalty.
Armed police officers round people up at refugee settlements in the south west of the country and force them on to trucks back to Rwanda.
A year ago, Natalia Estemirova of the Russian Human Rights Centre Memorial was abducted outside her home in Grozny in the Chechen Republic and killed.
Residents and market traders from the Kabete NITD slum in Nairobi have told Amnesty International how local authorities destroyed their homes and livelihoods, leaving many struggling to survive.
Crippling food shortages exacerbated by government policies in North Korea have caused widespread illness as thousands are forced to survive on so-called "wild foods" such as grass and tree bark.
Amnesty International has called on the Kenyan authorities to halt the forced evictions in a Nairobi settlement that have left hundreds of families homeless and destitute.
The new legislation, passed by the senate this week, makes the country the first in Latin America to take this landmark step.
Musaad Abu Fagr was detained without trial for almost three years over protests against the demolition of homes in the Sinai Peninsula.
Farai Maguwu was detained for five weeks after he exposed human rights violations in the country's Marange diamond fields.