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Figures released by the Youth Justice Board today suggest that the case of the 10 and 11 year-olds convicted of attempted rape this week is not such a rare occurrence.
A global justice gap is being made worse by power politics, despite international progress, says Amnesty International in its annual assessment of human rights worldwide.
Southern Africa's Anglican bishops have called on their government to press for the release of two Malawian men jailed for 14 years with hard labour forming a same sex partnership.
Human rights advocates have condemned as "cruel and vindictive" the the decision by the Malawian authorities to to split up jailed couple Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga.
Zimbabwe must act to protect hundreds of thousands of people left in substandard settlements five years after a programme of mass forced evictions, say human rights groups.
A global day of action demanding an end to human rights abuses against minorities in Iran, and particularly the Baha’i community, has been called for 12 June.
The director of an arms company has told a court in Nottingham that he felt intimidated by a nonviolent protest. But his argument has been undermined by a police officer's evidence.
New research suggests that asylum-seekers who have persecuted because of sexual orientation are being routinely deported due to systemic discrimination in the UK's asylum system.
Amnesty International has called on Mexican authorities to release three hungers strikers protesting against their detention for taking part in a campaign against high electricity prices.