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.
Arms-exporting countries must ensure that any deals brokered at an international arms fair do not contribute to serious human rights abuses.
The Yemeni authorities must end the routine violent repression of freedom of assembly by its security forces, Amnesty International said ahead of mass demonstrations planned in the south of the country.
Since the conviction of members of the punk band, Russia has adopted several new laws targeting activists and those critical of the authorities.
Two years after thousands of people took to the streets of Rabat, Casablanca and other cities in Morocco calling for reform, repression of protests in Morocco remains routine.
European Court of Human Rights rules that Austria discriminated by refusing to consider a woman's request to adopt her female partner’s child.
Despite allegations of torture, life sentences handed out to civilians tried over clashes at a Sahrawi protest camp in 2010.
The Pakistan authorities must do more to protect the persecuted Shi’a Hazara minority community following a devastating attack in Quetta that killed scores.
Sudanese authorities must halt the execution of a Darfuri activist whose sentence was changed from 10 years' imprisonment to death, Amnesty International has urged.
The Bangladesh government must not let a proposed new legal amendment lead to a push for death sentences for those convicted in its ongoing war crimes tribunal.
Facts and figures relating to the issues of sexual and reproductive rights, in the context of the International Conference on Population and Development
Prisoners of conscience remain behind bars and activists continue to be jailed just for expressing their views, two years on from Bahrain's 2011 protests