International and Afghan military forces must preserve the modest human rights gains of the past 12 years, Amnesty International said ahead of this week’s NATO meeting in Brussels.
The Cambodian authorities must release housing rights activist and prisoner of conscience Yorm Bopha who was jailed after an unfair trial.
The number of activists injured across Turkey as a result of police abuse will continue to escalate unless the authorities bring police tactics in line with basic human rights standards, Amnesty International said today.
As 67 states signed the landmark Arms Trade Treaty, Amnesty International today challenged governments to deliver on their promises to rapidly and rigorously implement the treaty.
The trial against US soldier Bradley Manning, who faces multiple charges in relation to obtaining and distributing thousands of classified documents to unauthorized parties, begins today.
Urgent steps must be taken by the Turkish authorities to prevent further deaths and injuries and allow protesters access to their fundamental rights, as well as ensuring the security of all members of the public.
More than a hundred people are reported to have been injured after police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse a peaceful protest against the destruction of Gezi Park in central Istanbul.
El Salvador’s Minister of Health suggested an early cesarean section could be performed to preserve the health and life of a seriously ill pregnant woman.
Children as young as 15 are tried as adults in Bahrain, in violation of the country's obligations to treat all child suspects in accordance with the rules and principles of juvenile justice.
A 19-year-old Tunisian activist for the FEMEN network is facing further accusations after having been convicted and fined for the possession of a self-defence spray.
Patrick Young, founder of “Theatre for a Change”, a non-governmental organization that uses participatory theatre techniques to empower women and men to effect change and demand their sexual and reproductive rights, talks about the importance of human rights education.
Amnesty International is teaming up with local human rights organizations across Africa to deliver human rights education workshops that are changing lives.
The killing of 24 people in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on 25 May could further escalate violence in the state, putting more civilians at risk.
An office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in eastern Afghanistan was brutally assaulted by unidentified armed men.
The decision by the Constitutional Chamber of El Salvador's Supreme Court of Justice to deny Beatriz her appeal for access to a therapeutic abortion is "shameful and discriminatory".
Greece must immediately stop segregating Romani schoolchildren from their peers following a third European Court of Human Rights against discrimination of Roma in Greek schools.
A new law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt, currently with the Shura Council, would effectively be a death blow to independent civil society in the country.
Police used pepper spray and stun grenades to repel desperate crowds outside a Cape Town refugee office.
Today’s court appeal by two members of a prominent Saudi Arabian human rights organization is a bid for justice amid a broader crackdown on activism in the Gulf kingdom.
New laws expanding death penalty signal intent to restart executions, following outcry over murders of women accused of 'sorcery'.