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Amnesty has called on the authorities in Texas to halt the planned execution of a Mexican national which would violate an international law.
An execution carried out yesterday by Ohio, using a new, untested combination of drugs, shows strong signs of having caused prolonged suffering to the prisoner.
Prisons in the US are holding large stockpiles of life-saving medicines, which they plan to use in executions, while hospitals face shortages of the same drugs.
A man who has been in prison since being sentenced to death by a Florida court in 1987, will this week have a that hearing could help prove his innocence.
Ariel Sharon died without facing justice for his role in the massacres of perhaps thousands of civilians, says Human Rights Watch.
A few days ago, peers voted by 306 to 178 against government plans to criminalise being a nuisance or annoyance in public.
The government will make some changes to its much criticised Lobbying Bill, but charities and NGOs say much more is needed.
Civil rights charity Inquest, which has been supporting the Mark Duggan family, has expressed deep concern about the official verdict on his shooting.
Rights groups have welcomed a ruling that a Mayor’s decision to forcibly evict 300 Roma in 2010, to a site adjacent to a waste dump, was illegal.