Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.
Just days before the Ukrainian capital Kyiv was due to host its first-ever Pride march, a city court has banned the event in what Amnesty International called a shameful about-face.
The Moldovan authorities must ensure a Pride march in the capital Chisinau is followed up by other steps to combat homophobic discrimination, Amnesty International said.
The Azerbaijani authorities must not use the upcoming presidential election as a pretext to silence critical voices and meaningful debate, Amnesty International said following a move to extend criminal defamation laws to the internet.
A Turkish reform bill passed into law today fails to meet the government’s stated aim of bringing Turkey's laws into line with international human rights standards.
Today’s decision by a Moscow court to fine an independent non-governmental organization and its leader is an alarming indicator for the future of civil society in Russia.
A new report examines recent laws aimed at undermining freedom of expression, assembly and association in Russia.
Civil society is being suppressed in Belarus by a repressive government that will not tolerate any form of criticism.
The conviction of a renowned Turkish pianist for 'denigrating Islam' on Twitter sends a "chilling" message to social media users in the country.
One of the organizers of a peaceful protest in Azerbaijan goes missing as authorities intensify a crackdown on dissent ahead of the Presidential elections in October.
Since the conviction of members of the punk band, Russia has adopted several new laws targeting activists and those critical of the authorities.
The ban on videos of the group's protest in a Moscow cathedral last year, highlights an escalating clampdown on freedom of expression.
Scores of activists were detained and five sentenced to prison following a peaceful protest in Azerbaijan on Saturday.
LGBTI activists protest outside Russia’s Parliament as it backs a bill which outlaws the “propaganda of homosexuality among minors”.
Overnight police raids in several Turkish cities have resulted in the arrest of 15 human rights lawyers known for defending individuals’ right to freedom of speech and victims of police violence.
Today’s decision by a Russian court not to allow Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina to defer serving her sentence compounds the injustice already meted out to the jailed punk singer.
Nadia Eweida, a Coptic Christian, took her case to the Court after the airline stopped her from wearing a visible crucifix at work.
A thorough, independent investigation is needed into what appears to have been an orchestrated attack on an Azerbaijani opposition presidential candidate.
Russian parliamentarians must reject a bill that will have a chilling effect on human rights defenders and civil society when it goes through its third reading in the Russian Parliament's Lower Chamber.