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European leaders should hang their heads in shame over refusing and mistreating refugees from Syria, says Amnesty.
Vulnerable children who run away from home or care in England are more likely to ‘fall through the gaps’ because of new police definitions, says the Children’s Society.
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says Uganda's new anti-gay law is colonial and discriminatory.
The harassment of civil society in Russia is continuing unabated despite the release of prisoners of conscience.
The announcement about how the UK government now intends to address torture allegation is as disappointing as it is predictable, says Amnesty.
Uganda’s President Museveni must veto the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which was passed in a surprise vote on 20 December, say secular and religious critics.
Lawyers for the Libyan Abdul-Hakim Belhaj have called the Gibson Inquiry report into the improper treatment of detainees ‘a waste of time and money’.
The lawyer representing over 550 prisoners who are fighting for their right to vote has dismissed the recommendation from a parliamentary committee.
Penal reformers have expressed disappointment at a negative ruling from the Court of Session in Scotland on prisoner votes.
Torture, flogging and summary killings are rife in secret prisons run by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, an armed group controlling swathes of northern Syria.