Halting the use of child soldiers in conflicts is just one of a series of compelling reasons for states to adopt a strong Arms Trade Treaty.
A new Amnesty International media briefing says the Malian army and Islamist armed groups have committed of serious human rights abuses.
The remaining charges against Sudanese teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko must be dropped and she must be immediately and unconditionally released.
Today’s announcement that the ICC will open an investigation into crimes under international law committed in Mali's conflict is a crucial step towards justice.
French forces in Mali are urged to give civilians as much warning of attacks as possible, as the conflict intensifies.
The newly-approved international armed intervention is likely to increase the scale of human rights violations already happening.
The International Criminal Court has acquitted former Congolese armed group leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The 16 Days of Activism campaign includes country actions from around the world to convey the global dimension of gender-based violence and militarism.
As fighting escalates in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, all sides must take steps to safeguard civilians from attack.
Dozens of men and boys have been reportedly shot by Nigerian security forces as an Amnesty International report slammed human rights violations by the security forces in response to Boko Haram violence.
The brutal actions of Nigeria's security forces in response to Boko Haram's campaign of terror are making an already desperate situation even worse.
Rwanda’s military intelligence department has illegally held scores of civilians in military detention without charge or trial amid credible claims of torture.
Far from bringing security to the region, the SPLA and the police auxiliary forces have committed shocking human rights violations.
As conflict continues in Mali, civilians are on the receiving end of horrific abuses including amputations, sexual violence and extra-judicial executions.
Threats against human rights defenders and journalists are on the rise amid fighting in DR Congo's North Kivu province.
Mali has referred the situation in the country to the ICC, indicating that its own national authorities are unable to prosecute war crimes.
An armed group known as M23 have driven back the Congolese government army in North Kivu, putting civilians at risk.
The Arms Trade Treaty negotiations in New York are an acid test for political leaders to agree rules leading to the end of irresponsible arms transfers.
Arms supplies to the DRC continue to fuel unlawful killings, rape, looting and abductions.
A new Amnesty International report documents how a steady flow of arms supplies to the DR Congo enable serious human rights violations.