Human rights groups have welcomed the government of Sri Lanka’s promise to lift by 1 December any restrictions on movement of at least 130,000 people displaced by the war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam.
Women and men from around the Anglican Communion have met in Hong Kong to address responses to the ugly billion-dollar human trafficking trade, substantially based on forced labour and sexual exploitation.
The head of the National Council of Churches of Kenya says has declared himself to be unhappy that the east African country has failed to refer cases of post-election violence to the International Criminal Court.
Amnesty International has strongly condemned the execution in Iran yesterday of a Kurdish man sentenced to death for "enmity against God" in connection with his alleged membership of an illegal opposition group.
Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall, European governments must act urgently to tackle human rights abuses against migrants, asylum seekers, detainees and minorities, Amnesty International has declared.
The British government today faces more embarrassment over its treatment of scientific evidence on policy over the misuse of drugs, as three more top advisers resigned last night, bringing the total to five.