Category - human rights

  • 22 Apr 2010

    The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that individuals should not be kept on the Sex Offenders' Register for life without the possibility of review.

  • 9 Mar 2010

    Human rights advocates have called for a same-sex couple in Malawi to be recognised as prisoners of conscience after they were arrested for holding a traditional engagement ceremony.

  • 11 Feb 2010

    While thousands are taking to the streets in Iran today to mark the 31st anniversary of the revolution, the Iranian opposition movement is planning to hijack official celebrations despite threats of a widespread crackdown.

  • 20 Jan 2010

    The Angolan authorities have been warned against a crackdown on human rights activists after several were detained in the Cabinda region in the wake of the 8 January 2010 attack on the Togolese national football team.

  • 29 Dec 2009

    Amnesty International has condemned the “wholly avoidable” deaths of up to 15 people in Iran during the recent Ashoura religious commemorations. The Iranian government has also been criticised for its treatment of protesters.

  • 17 Dec 2009

    Human rights organisations in Russia have joined forces to honour Memorial, an international civil rights society which operates in a number of post-Soviet states, as they received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in the European Parliament

  • 10 Dec 2009

    The concept of non-discrimination lies at the heart of human rights, says Navi Pillay. For this reason, it has been designated the official theme of this Human Rights Day, which occurs every year on the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

  • 18 Nov 2009

    Opposition is growing to the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” recently proposed in Uganda. An increasing number of Christians are condemning the Bill but the Archbishop of Canterbury is facing criticism for not speaking out on the issue.

  • 12 Nov 2009

    In the latest challenge to what many see as unfair marriage laws, a straight couple are attempting to register for a civil partnership. They say that a choice of marriage or civil partnership should be open to all couples, regardless of sexuality.

  • 12 Nov 2009

    Joe Glenton, a British soldier who refused to return to Afghanistan after developing a principled opposition to the war, has been re-arrested and charged with five more offences following his part in an anti-war demonstration.