Rwanda’s military intelligence department has illegally held scores of civilians in military detention without charge or trial amid credible claims of torture.
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.
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.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Fighting in northern Mali has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and led to dozens of human rights violations.
Violent clashes in the North Kivu region of DR Congo have caused at least three deaths and prompted thousands of civilians to flee the area.
Amnesty International is calling on the DRC to arrest Bosco Ntaganda and hand him over to the ICC to face trial without further delay.
Tuareg and Islamist armed groups in northern Mali have taken control of the cities of Kidal, Gao and Timbuktu amid a military coup in the country.
In its landmark first verdict, the International Criminal Court convicted Thomas Lubanga Dyilo for the war crime of using child soldiers in Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Lord's Resistance Army leader is charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes as documented by the Kony 2012 campaign.
Bombings by Malian government forces in the north of the country are killing civilians in violation of international humanitarian law.
Fighting in northern Mali has left dozens dead and caused thousands of refugees to flee to neighbouring countries.
The UN Security Council broke months of silence this week on Sudan's conflicts in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
Members of the opposition in the DRC have been targeted in dozens of politically motivated arrests by the security forces since elections last month.
Former LRA commander Thomas Kwoyelo, charged with 53 counts of murder, has been granted amnesty by a Ugandan court.
Government urged to investigate the arbitrary and unlawful killings carried out in response to bombings by the Islamist group, Boko Haram.
As countries gather for talks on a global Arms Trade Treaty, evidence has emerged about arms shipments fueling violations in Southern Kordofan.