No one knows the global arms trade’s devastating effects more vividly than those who live and work on the front lines of armed conflict and in areas ravaged by small arms violence.
The Upper House of parliament in Egypt prepares to debate laws that would severely restrict the work of independent civil society organizations and limit freedom of assembly.
A mother of four and housewife found herself up caught up in Mexico's “war on drugs” and was tortured and sexually abused. Over two years on, no one has been held to account.
Disturbing video footage apparently showing the torture of prisoners in Fiji must be urgently investigated.
Seven men are due to be executed in Saudi Arabia next week after being allegedly tortured into “confessing” to a crime. Here, five reasons why the death penalty is never the answer.
A journalist in Cambodia is due to face an appeal tomorrow, after being sentenced to 20 years in prison on 1 October 2012 for anti-state offences.
Authorities in Morocco are reviewing an article of the country's Penal Code that allowed rapists to escape prosecution if they marry the victim, after a 16-year-old killed herself after being forced to marry the man she said had raped her.
Mozambican man’s death exposes violent police conduct in South Africa
Hundreds of people are detained in Saudi Arabia in the wake of a protest against the incarceration without charge or trial of their relatives.
Former Haitian leader Jean-Claude Duvalier faced a court hearing regarding human rights abuses committed during his time in office.
450,000 people demanded China release the only imprisoned Nobel laureate in a campaign led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Cell phone footage apparently showing South African police tying a Mozambican man to the back of a police vehicle and dragging him down the road are “shocking”
Underneath the radar, away from international attention, governments and armed groups are abusing the rights of men, women and children in many countries.
A repressive cycle of widespread human rights violations by the armed forces is making reconciliation in Côte d'Ivoire ever more elusive.
Colombian human rights defender Angélica Bello died on 16 February in controversial circumstances after receiving threats for her work.
Paul Howell is due to be executed next week without a review of his appeal claims after his lawyer missed a filing deadline.
Japan hanged three death row inmates on Thursday, the first since the new government took office, raising fears that the pace of executions may increase under Prime Minister Abe.
New instructions from the Prime Minister indicate that no “local entity” is allowed to engage with “international entities” without permission.
A string of recent violent attacks against journalists and media workers shows the urgent need to better protect individuals commenting on Bangladesh’s ongoing war crimes tribunal.
Tensions are spiraling in South Sudan’s western Bahr El Ghazal state following a series of arrests by the state authorities and a security clampdown that has left 24 dead and more than 60 injured.