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The UN Secretary-General and human rights chief have condemned the coup d’état in Burkina Faso and called for the immediate release of the country’s transitional leaders.
Nominees for the Liberty Human Rights Awards announced this week include ground-breaking activists, fearless young campaigners, lawyers and artists.
Amnesty has announced a longlist of shows for its Freedom of Expression Award 2015. The award is made to an Edinburgh Fringe production with a powerful human rights message.
Amnesty International has welcomed the release of Mazen Darwish, a Syrian human rights activist who had been jailed on 'trumped-up' terrorism-related charges.
The IOC should ensure that the 2022 Winter Olympics do not cause or exacerbate human rights abuses in China, says the Sport and Rights Alliance.
A group of UN experts and a leading UK legal body have called on Pakistan’s government to halt all planned executions.
Pakistan has set an execution date of 7 August for Shafqat Hussain, who was convicted as a juvenile following days of police torture.
On the weekend of Nelson Mandela's birthday, prominent South Africans have united to urge the UK Government to reconsider plans to repeal the Human Rights Act.
The Addis talks on how to pay for poor countries’ development asked all the right questions but failed to provide clear answers, says Christian Aid.
Amnesty International hascalled on the Chinese authorities to end their assault on human rights lawyers, following a nationwide crackdown.