Category - human rights abuses

  • March 6, 2017

    The Government is asking the High Court to use secret proceedings in a case brought by victims of a UK-US rendition during the ‘War on Terror’. This is the first time such powers are set to be used in a rendition victims’ case.

  • February 25, 2017

    The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, is in Egypt this weekend for talks with the President and Foreign Minister, according to reports.The visit comes amid concerns over abuses in Egypt, including torture and the use of the death penalty in mass trials of people who were arrested in connection to protests.

  • February 21, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada’s selection of the imprisoned Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair for its 2016 Human Rights Award highlights Saudi Arabia’s brutal repression of peaceful activists and dissidents, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • February 20, 2017

    A BBC investigation has revealed that tribal peoples living around a national park in India are facing arrest and beatings, torture and death under the Park’s notorious 'shoot-on-sight' policy.

  • January 16, 2017

    The international human rights organisation Reprieve has criticised the response of the UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, to Bahrain’s execution of three men.

  • January 12, 2017

    On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the first detainees arriving at the detention facility at the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, Amnesty International warned that the fate of the remaining detainees must not be left in the hands of the incoming president, Donald Trump.

  • January 6, 2017

    In an unprecedented move, a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has agreed to investigate a complaint that the World Wide Fund for Nature has funded human rights abuses in Cameroon, beginning a process which until now has only been used for multinational businesses.

  • January 5, 2017

    The UK should halt all arms exports to Iraq unless it can demonstrate that it has reliable safeguards against British weaponry ending up in the hands of Iraqi government-supported Shia militias with a grisly track record of human rights abuses, said Amnesty International today.

  • December 24, 2016

    A court in Yemen is to hear calls for a death sentence against an American father-of-three, who disappeared inside the country’s prison system over a year ago.

  • December 6, 2016

    Amnesty International has called on Northern Ireland's First Minister, Arlene Foster, to use her visit to China this week to raise concerns about human rights abuses in China – including the country's widespread jailing of lawyers and its extensive use of the death penalty.