Court says a State that has abolished the death penalty cannot hand over an individual to another State if there is a risk of the death penalty being used.
Amnesty International is marking its annual Day of Action calling for improved human rights in The Gambia.
A new ICJ ruling has found that Senegal must immediately prosecute former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré.
Mali has referred the situation in the country to the ICC, indicating that its own national authorities are unable to prosecute war crimes.
An armed group known as M23 have driven back the Congolese government army in North Kivu, putting civilians at risk.
ICC's First Sentence: 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers handed to Thomas Lubanga Dyilo
A year after South Sudan gained independence, the country faces a human rights and humanitarian crisis.
Campaigners are calling for leaders to regulate the arms trade more effectively
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.
A new Amnesty International reports says weapons from China, Sudan and Ukraine is fuelling violence in South Sudan, costing scores of lives.
Ethiopia has convicted 24 government opponents, among them top journalist Eskinder Nega, on trumped-up terrorism and treason charges
Protests over austerity cuts in Sudan have prompted scores of arrests of activists as well as harrassment of journalists.
The arrests in South Africa of members of a police unit linked to unlawful killings and torture is a breakthrough in fighting impunity for human rights violations.
Senegal's new government must safeguard human rights by addressing the rampant impunity which undermines the judicial system and the rule of law.
Police have raided a human rights workshop attended by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists in Kampala.
Arms supplies to the DRC continue to fuel unlawful killings, rape, looting and abductions.
A new Amnesty International report documents how a steady flow of arms supplies to the DR Congo enable serious human rights violations.
The humanitarian crisis is worsening for half a million people displaced by fighting in Sudan and tens of thousands of refugees in South Sudan.
Nigerian trade union leader Osmond Ugwu was detained in October 2011 and jailed for three months on trumped-up charges.
It has been a particularly tough year for human rights defenders in sub-Saharan Africa, says Zimbabwean activist Jenni Williams.