Talks are under way at the UN to agree a comprehensive treaty to regulate the global arms trade, due to be finalized later this year.
A new report by Amnesty International highlights how arms sales from China and Russia fuel human rights violations in Sudan's Darfur region.
Virtually the entire population of Abyei remains displaced by ongoing fighting between factions in Sudan and South Sudan.
Virtually the entire population of Abyei was displaced by violence earlier this year and ongoing insecurity has prevented their return.
Former LRA commander Thomas Kwoyelo, charged with 53 counts of murder, has been granted amnesty by a Ugandan court.
As countries gather for talks on a global Arms Trade Treaty, evidence has emerged about arms shipments fueling violations in Southern Kordofan.
Up to 30 people were killed in the bombing of a beer garden on Sunday, and several more were injured in a fresh bombing on Monday
A proposed ICC investigation into human rights violations in Côte d’Ivoire should not be limited to recent events.
A humanitarian catastrophe is imminent in the disputed Sudanese state of South Kordofan, as forces from the North and South continue to clash.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
UN urged to protect thousands who are hiding in the bush in life threatening conditions without proper food or sanitation and to help them return home.
Perceived supporters of former Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo are at risk of violent reprisals despite President Alassane Outtara’s call for Ivorians to abstain from violence.
Hundreds of bodies found may never be identified and evidence of serious human rights violations could be lost unless experts carry out the exhumations.
Violence has escalated as the Republican Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara advance in the west and centre of the country.
As many as 10,000 displaced civilians are sheltering in a Catholic Mission in the town of Duékoué amid fierce fighting, 3km from the UN forces' camp.
At least 20 people were killed and around 60 injured when forces loyal to the outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo fired shells into an Abidjan market
Large parts of the country are now suffering from poor sanitation and disrupted medical facilities, according to information gathered by Amnesty International.
Amnesty International urges authorities in Côte d'Ivoire to protect the population as tens of thousands of people were forced to flee heavy gunfire amid intensified fighting across the country.
Mediators appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) must place the protection of human rights at the heart of their efforts to end the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, Amnesty International has said.
Amnesty International welcomes the readiness of the Human Rights Council to respond to the human rights emergency in Côte d’Ivoire but regrets that the Council has missed the opportunity to prevent further serious human rights violations and abuses.