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Amnesty International has submitted a report to the Spanish government outlining the key human rights challenges that the country faces.
A ship en route from the USA to Egypt is carrying arms which could be used by Egyptian security forces to commit human rights violations.
An investigative journalist in Azerbaijan has become the victim of a smear campaign after investigating government corruption.
Authorities urged to launch an immediate investigation into the beating of the four activists by police officers during and after the protest in Baku.
In Moldova, four local councils have moved to ban demonstrations by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.
Russia’s next president must place human rights at the heart of their political agenda.
The well-known Spanish investigating judge Baltasar Garzón has been cleared of charges of abuse of power, but crimes remain unpunished.
A landmark European Court of Human Rights judgment upholds migrants rights that Italy violated by returning African migrants to Libya in 2009.
The organizers of the London 2012 Olympics have rejected a call to terminate Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the Games.
A proposed trade agreement aimed at protecting intellectual property could pose a threat to a wide range of human rights.
A new report by Amnesty International highlights how arms sales from China and Russia fuel human rights violations in Sudan's Darfur region.
An ICJ ruling breaches the human rights of foreign victims of Nazi war crimes by giving Germany legal immunity from being sued for reparations.
Scores of Roma families in Tirana face imminent forced eviction or have already been forcibly evicted from their homes.
Russia is urged not to block the UN Security Council's efforts to end human rights violations in Syria.
Authorities urged stop the ill-treatment of about 60 Somalis and six Eritreans who had been on hunger strike in protest against their illegal detention.
London 2012 ethics chief tells Amnesty International why she quit her role on Olympic commission over Dow's connection to the 1984 Bhopal disaster.
The economic crisis, and how governments have chosen to address it, poses a clear and unambiguous risk to rights.
A pending French bill would threaten freedom of expression by making it a crime to call into question historical events labelled "genocide" in French law.
Moscow court closes criminal proceedings against Oleg Orlov, head of Russian human rights organization Memorial.
A widely respected Spanish investigative judge faces trial on charges he abused his power in an investigation into Franco-era abuses.