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Senior UN officials have called on the government of Iraq to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty after a new report on the rise of executions in the country.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has dismissed concerns over the abuse of British Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer, in a letter to his lawyer at the legal charity Reprieve.
A public hearing of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has revealed details of UK security services’ policies on the interception of private calls between lawyers and clients.
The Pakistani authorities are suppressing details of an official investigation into the shooting of an imprisoned, mentally-ill Briton, says legal charity Reprieve.
New legislation to overturn a law shielding perpetrators of human rights violations would bring justice a step closer to the victims of General Pinochet, says Amnesty.
US federal judge Gladys Kessler has ordered that videotapes of Abu Wa'el Dhiab being force-fed in Guantánamo Bay are to be made public.
Concerns have been raised about a new wave of executions in Iran, after it emerged that authorities in the country last week executed a man for 'heresy'
A new report claims children in trouble with the law are being put on electronic tags, given curfews, then sent back to prison because of failures in the system meant to support them.
David Cameron still has time to ensure the safety of mentally-ill Briton Mohammad Asghar, who was shot in a Pakistani jail last week, says the legal charity Reprieve.
A British student’s appeal against his sentence in the United Arab Emirates, based on a ‘confession’ extracted through torture, has been rejected.