from Middle east and north africa
A new report reveals how Bahrain's piecemeal reforms have failed to provide justice for victims of human rights violations.
Legislators in Kuwait are due to vote on draft legislation that would make blasphemy a crime punishable by death.
Anger is rife over administrative detention and prison conditions for Palestinians in Israel as a former hunger striker was due to be released.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must release a prominent human rights activist who is reported to have been on hunger strike for five weeks in protest at his continuing unfair imprisonment, Amnesty International said.
Women in Tehran are facing jail sentences for campaigning against decades of human rights violations.
Authorities urged to act to prevent a repetition of the widespread human rights abuses that took place under former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
A Bahraini prisoner of conscience's health has seriously deteriorated while on hunger strike in prison after anti-government protests last year.
There were scores of injuries when Tunisian security forces violently dispersed peaceful protests in the capital Tunis.
The ICC's decision ordering Libya to surrender Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi immediately is a step forward for justice and accountability.
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says it cannot consider allegations of crimes committed during the 2008-9 Gaza conflict.
Some 13 school pupils have been beaten and verbally abused before being arrested by men in plain clothes in the town of Daraya.
At least 13 people remain in custody in the wake of the weekend protests against the detention of half a dozen pro-reform activists.
A Palestinian detainee who is to be transferred to the Gaza Strip could be subject to a forcible deportation.
A leading human rights defender in Bahrain detained for taking part in protests is at risk of death after 50 days on hunger strike.
Saudi Arabian authorities urged to lift travel ban imposed on a prominent human rights defender just before he planned to attend a democracy course in the United States.
Palestinian detainee Hana Shalabi has been on hunger strike for almost 40 days in protest against her detention without charge.
Slum dwellers from across Africa have launched a week of action calling on governments to stop forced evictions.
A new report documents how scores of Libyan civilians not involved in the fighting were killed and injured, most in their homes, as a result of NATO airstrikes.
Abdullah al-Senussi, Libya's former intelligence chief, must be turned over to the ICC without delay following his arrest in Mauritania.
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.