The conviction of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on charges of ‘sodomy’ should be quashed, Amnesty International said.
The International Criminal Court has convicted Germain Katanga, a rebel leader from the Democratic Republic of Congo for his part in a vicious attack on a village in eastern Congo where civilians were massacred.
Hundreds of millions of young people are being put at risk by government action or inaction with regards to their sex lives. Current UN and NGO estimates paint a perilous picture for their future. Here, 15 facts.
Read the stories of a young girl abused for resisting sexual exploitation, a rape survivior pressured into having an abortion and a woman who died after being denied life-saving medical treatment.
The health and lives of millions of people across the globe are being threatened by government failures to guarantee their sexual and reproductive rights, Amnesty International said today as it launched a global campaign on this issue.
Tokyo-based artist Hikaru Cho has joined Amnesty International’s new global campaign on sexual and reproductive rights with her "hyperreal" body art.
Amnesty International is calling on the Russian authorities to investigate an apparently unprovoked and premeditated violent assault on former Pussy Riot members in Nizhny Novgorod this morning.
Tomorrow, the International Criminal Court will hand down its verdict in the case against Germain Katanga, former leader of an armed opposition group in the DRC. Here, all you need to know about the case.
Saudi Arabia must immediately and unconditionally release two founders of a local human rights organization who have spent nearly a year behind bars, after being convicted on the basis of their peaceful activism and criticism of the authorities.
Thousands of people forced to flee the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) are now facing another humanitarian catastrophe in neighbouring Chad, said Amnesty International.
Last night’s release of Tunisian prisoner of conscience Jabeur Mejri is long overdue and must be followed by the authorities quashing his sentence and conviction, said Amnesty International.
Members of Azerbaijan's Popular Front Party believe an explosion at their headquarters in Baku on Monday was no coincidence as authorities continue to try and silence them.
When her husband Brent Miller was murdered at the Louisiana prison he worked in, neither Teenie nor the rest of their family imagined their lives would become embroiled in a legal case that has spanned nearly half a century.
The UN Security Council’s relaxing of the international arms embargo on Somalia last year appears to have contributed to a rise in insecurity and hundreds of civilian deaths each month, Amnesty International said as it called for a robust embargo to be restored.
The authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must immediately quash the conviction of a Qatari medical doctor who has been sentenced to seven years in jail today after a grossly unfair trial, said Amnesty International.
The detention of hundreds of anti-war protesters over the weekend is another manifestation of the increasing crackdown on the freedom of expression and assembly in Russia, Amnesty International said.
Iran’s authorities must quash the conviction of a 27-year-old student who received a seven year prison sentence because of her peaceful political activities, said Amnesty International.
Amnesty International is alarmed by the increase in attacks by unknown gunmen on people in north-east Nigeria and called on the government to take effective measures to protect the people and prevent further human rights abuses.
Members of the UN Security Council, including France, the US and UK must throw their full weight behind proposals to tackle the crisis in the Central African Republic.
Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians, including children, in the occupied West Bank over the past three years with near total impunity.