People and Power

  • April 4, 2017

    The King of Bahrain ratified a constitutional amendment yesterday which paves the way for military trials of civilians, in yet another example of Bahrain's efforts to dismantle access to justice and fair trial, says Amnesty International.

  • March 31, 2017

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has produced a damning analysis of the Government's white paper on the Great Repeal Bill – which risks leaving UK residents with far fewer rights than they currently have.

  • March 28, 2017

    Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny and all peaceful protesters detained after the mass anti-corruptiondemonstrations across the country on 26 March must be released immediately, said Amnesty International, after Mr Navalny was sentenced to 15 days in jail.

  • March 21, 2017

    Warning of escalating tension across the North African country due to mobilisation of forces, the worsening security situation in the capital, Tripoli, as well as recent violence in Misrata and Benghazi, the United Nations envoy for Libya yesterday has called on all parties to unite and to put the country ahead of their “own narrow interests.”

  • March 14, 2017

    The Church of Scotland has responded to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019.

  • March 3, 2017

    The release this week of a man held incommunicado for more than six months after his apparent abduction by security forces is a step forward, but Bangladeshi authorities need to immediately reveal the fate and whereabouts of two other men held in secret detention, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • February 21, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada’s selection of the imprisoned Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair for its 2016 Human Rights Award highlights Saudi Arabia’s brutal repression of peaceful activists and dissidents, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • February 20, 2017

    The High Court is to hear a challenge to the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision not to prosecute an ex-MI6 director over a family’s rendition to Colonel Gaddafi’s torture chambers in 2004.

  • February 20, 2017

    The Electoral Reform Society has released a major report on the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election.

  • February 16, 2017

    The authorities in Bahrain must refrain from using excessive force against protesters, Amnesty International has urged, as mass protests took place to mark the sixth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising.