A rundown of restrictions on human rights in Russia as the country marks the 20th anniversary of its post-Soviet Constitution.
A Russian court has for the first time ordered a non-governmental organization to register as a "foreign agent" under a sinister law that is being used to crush independent civil society in the country.
By granting “injured person” status to a torture survivor currently detained by the US military at Guantánamo Bay, the Polish authorities are a step closer to revealing the truth about the US-led secret detention and rendition programme in Poland.
Today’s European Court of Human Rights decision is a missed opportunity to ensure that the Russian state accepts responsibility for the murder of tens of thousands of Polish prisoners of war during the Second World War.
Victims of the conflict in Northern Ireland are being "disgracefully let down" by a flawed and fragmented approach to dealing with the past.
A Dutch Supreme Court judgment finding the state liable for the deaths of three Muslim men amid the Srebrenica genocide marks a significant victory in the decades-long search for accountability.
A Russian appeal court decision to refuse parole to Maria Alekhina, one of the Pussy Riot punk group singers jailed for singing a protest song in an Orthodox cathedral is a further travesty of justice.
Amnesty International is calling for the return of CIA agent Robert Seldon Lady to Italy to face justice for his part in the US-led rendition programme.
A new report examines how the Spanish authorities have refused to investigate tens of thousands of killings and disappearances committed during the Civil War and under Francisco Franco.
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.
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.
Prominent opposition activists arrested for inciting unrest, but were not in fact present in the town when clashes started.
Scores of activists were detained and five sentenced to prison following a peaceful protest in Azerbaijan on Saturday.
Prosecutors must not rest until those who ordered Anna Politkovskaya's murder are brought to justice.
A Turkish court has acquitted four men on trial for their participation in a protest in support of a conscientious objector.
A leading Belarusian human rights NGO had its office confiscated in the capital Minsk on Monday.
The Kazakhstani authorities must not use “extremism” as a pretext to muzzle freedom of the press.
A new Amnesty International report slams the UK government’s plans for a substantial extension of the use of secret evidence in the justice system.
Two prison guards and a prison director have been given life in prison for torturing political activist Engin Çeber to death in a Turkish prison in October 2008.