Category - human rights

  • July 21, 2016

    As the sweeping crackdown in Turkey following a failed coup continues, Amnesty International has warned that purges are being extended to censor media houses and journalists, including those critical of government policy.

  • July 19, 2016

    Human rights in Turkey are in peril following the coup attempt which resulted in the deaths of at least 208 people and almost 8,000 arrests, says Amnesty International.

  • July 14, 2016

    India's state-owned mining operation Coal India Limited, the world's largest coal producer, is riding roughshod over the rights and land of vulnerable indigenous communities in pursuit of corporate expansion plans, Amnesty International says in a new report.

  • June 27, 2016

    Visiting Paris on 25 June 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the countries of Europe, as well as the international community at large, to work towards a compassionate and humane solution to the problem of refugees and migrants

  • June 24, 2016

    A new report by the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime fails to mention the use of the death penalty for drug crimes, despite a surge in executions of alleged drug offenders in countries where the UN agency funds counter-narcotics police.

  • June 9, 2016

    The government yesterday refused to answer questions from MPs about its controversial police training programme with Saudi Arabia.

  • June 8, 2016

    The UK College of Policing is teaching the Saudi Arabian interior ministry high-tech forensic skills that risk being “used to identify individuals who later go on to be tortured”, an internal police report obtained by the human rights charity Reprieve reveals.

  • June 3, 2016

    The Coroner in the inquest into the 1995 death of Private Cheryl James at Deepcut Barracks has today (3 June 2016) recorded a verdict of suicide, delivering a narrative verdict that severely criticised serious failures in duty of care at Deepcut barracks.

  • May 31, 2016

    Ten of the biggest names in British art are the latest voices to join the growing chorus condemning government plans to repeal the Human Rights Act.

  • May 11, 2016

    The Moderator of the Church of Scotland and church staff have hosted a visit from Cardinal Bo of Myanmar, Archbishop of Yangon and the first Catholic Cardinal ever for Myanmar, appointed by Pope Francis in 2015.