More attacks by the police on Zimbabwean human rights defenders cast doubt on the country’s ability to hold a credible constitutional referendum and election this year
Halting the use of child soldiers in conflicts is just one of a series of compelling reasons for states to adopt a strong Arms Trade Treaty.
The appointment of a new hangman raises fears that the country may be preparing to start executions again after a seven year hiatus.
Poor people and street children are being unlawfully killed with impunity by police, with bodies found dumped in piles in state mortuaries.
A new Amnesty International media briefing says the Malian army and Islamist armed groups have committed of serious human rights abuses.
Amnesty International's new report says delays in implementing new laws on policing may lead to a repeat of 2007's post-election violence.
Reports that security forces took part in the January attacks that left up to 200 people dead near a goldmine must urgently be investigated.
A new Amnesty International report says unlawful killings, torture and other abuses are being used to clamp down on political opponents and activists.
The four people, who helped a woman who reported being raped by state security forces, have been detained for over a week without charge.
Sudanese teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko has been released after nine months in detention, during which time she faced the death penalty on fabricated charges.
Amnesty International has documented a series of cases of Sudanese activists living in Egypt who have faced harassment and attacks, reportedly at the hands of the Sudanese authorities.
Today’s announcement that the ICC will open an investigation into crimes under international law committed in Mali's conflict is a crucial step towards justice.
Okay Machisa, director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, is denied bail and remanded in custody until 30 January.
The remaining charges against Sudanese teacher and activist Jalila Khamis Koko must be dropped and she must be immediately and unconditionally released.
French forces in Mali are urged to give civilians as much warning of attacks as possible, as the conflict intensifies.
The acquittal of two Cameroonian men jailed for "looking gay" because they wore women’s clothes exposes the systematic discrimination against perceived homosexuals.
The newly-approved international armed intervention is likely to increase the scale of human rights violations already happening.
Kenya’s decision to place refugees and asylum seekers in camps away from urban centres is discriminatory and unlawful.
The International Criminal Court has acquitted former Congolese armed group leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
These countries have potentially left their doors open to those suspected of crimes under international law.