from Asia and the pacific
The UK-registered mining company Vedanta has attempted to “gloss over” criticisms of its poor human rights record in India's Orissa state.
Pakistan's government must reform blasphemy laws and ensure the safety of Ramsha Masih, a Christian girl held for allegedly committing blasphemy, Amnesty International said.
Despite its involvement in Timor-Leste since June 1999, the UN has failed to meet its commitments to ensure justice for victims.
Mass arrests at a peaceful protest in Ha Noi are just the latest blow to freedom of expression in Viet Nam.
Six weeks after a state of emergency was declared in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, targeted attacks and other violations by security forces against minority Rohingyas and other Muslims have increased.
Justice for abuses suffered at the hands of US authorities remains a remote prospect for Guantanamo detainee Majid Khan
Some 80 prisoners have been released by the Burmese authorities on "humanitarian grounds".
Dozens of Uighurs who disappeared following mass arrests in the wake of a major protest in 2009 are still missing.
Pakistan’s flip-flop over a decision to commute Indian national Sarabjit Singh’s capital sentence to a life term is a cruel blow to him and his family.
The deaths of 15 civilians in a Taleban attack on a hotel outside Kabul underscores the need to bring to justice all those responsible for war crimes.
Burmese opposition leader and former prisoner of conscience Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is currently visiting Europe.
Just six countries are responsible for around three-quarters of the world's arms exports by value.
Asma Jahangir, Pakistan's pre-eminent human rights lawyer, fears for her life after learning of the security forces' alleged death plot against her.
Li Wangyang, who was released from prison last year, was found dead in his ward, prompting outrage in China's activist community.
Chinese authorities have reportedly detained hundreds of people in Lhasa after two self-immolations in the Tibetan capital.
Last year's killing of Saleem Shahzad highlighted the perils faced by journalists in Pakistan.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Yong Vui Kong, who was 19 when he was first arrested for possessing 47g of heroin in 2007, faces imminent execution.
The expulsion of an Al-Jazeera journalist from China is part of a wider clampdown on foreign reporters in the country.
China says activist Chen Guangcheng will be allowed to go abroad to study but his wider family is still in detention.