The groundbreaking disarmament and humanitarian treaty bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions.
Pascal Kabungulu was killed five years ago by a group of armed men who broke into his house and shot him dead in front of his family.
Amnesty International has urged the Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against two human rights activists and a blogger whose trial is expected to conclude on Saturday.
Joseph Dunia Ruyenzi is one of hundreds of human rights activists in the country who face arrest, harassment, threats and even death over their work.
Shane Michael Bauer, Joshua Felix Fattal and Sarah Emily Shourd were arrested by Iranian forces in the Iraq-Iran border area a year ago.
Amnesty International has condemned the closed trial and conviction of three Uighur website managers on state security charges.
United Nations says an estimated 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water while more than 2.6 billion people have no access to basic sanitation.
Amnesty International urges Iran to stop harassing human rights lawyers amid continuing uncertainty over the whereabouts of the defence counsel in a controversial stoning case.
Yevgeny Yakovenko, who refuses to carry arms because of his pacifist convictions, was amnestied by a panel of judges.
Amnesty International has condemned the executions of two Japanese men in the first death sentences carried out since the country's new government came to power last year.
Timur Tskhovrebov, who was attacked by up to 10 people, believes he was targeted because of his journalistic work and dissenting political views.
Following the conviction of prison camp commander Kaing Guek Eav for crimes against humanity, Amnesty International calls on court to redouble its efforts.
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.
Amnesty International calls on President Nicolas Sarkozy to work to combat discrimination against Roma and Travellers, ahead of a meeting to discuss "problems" relating to their "behaviour".
Parliament warned that the proposal, which would hamper arrest warrants being issued for suspected criminals visiting the country, could lead to the UK being seen as a safe haven.
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.