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The WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit shared reflections on diakonia at the DIAKONIA 21st World Assembly, which is being held in Berlin 1 to 8 July.
Amnesty International has urged the EU to speak out about prisoners of conscience being held in Bahrain as it hold its annual EU-Gulf states meeting in Bahrain.
An Amnesty International petition calls on the European Commission to take action to end continuing discrimination against Roma people across Europe.
Russian police and agents of a private security firm are currently attempting to evict the prominent Russian civil society group For Human Rights.
The Romanian authorities stand accused of betraying thousands of citizens through broken promises and "total disregard" of their right to adequate housing.
Far from leading to a swift overthrow of the Assad regime in Syria, US arming of rebel groups will "make the suffering and bloodshed worse".
Sudanese military forces have resorted to brutal scorched earth tactics to drive out the civilian population, Amnesty International says in a report today.
Police in Colombia have been warned that paramilitaries are intending to kill a human rights defender and his family, Amnesty reports.
Civilians in Mali are among dozens tortured, killed and disappeared, including while in detention, since the launch of the French army’s intervention.
Pakistan’s new government must not surrender respect for human rights in potential peace talks with armed groups, Amnesty International says.