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Amnesty has criticised the Egyptian authorities intention to prohibit Egyptian NGOs’ contact with foreign organisations without permission from security bodies.
A year after the punk band Pussy Riot performed a protest song in Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral, the situation for freedom of expression is worsening in Russia.
Pakistan's authorities have been asked to do more to protect the persecuted Shi’a Hazara, following a devastating attack in Quetta that killed scores.
Attacks by the police on Zimbabwean human rights defenders cast doubt on the country’s ability to hold a credible constitutional referendum.
Prisoners of conscience - including doctors and teachers - in Bahrain have spoken out about their plight in a new briefing released by Amnesty International.
Legislators in India should substantially amend or replace the new criminal law on violence against women, say leading global human rights groups.
Halting the use of child soldiers in conflicts is just one of a series of compelling reasons for states to adopt a strong Arms Trade Treaty.
The execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru in India indicates a disturbing and regressive trend towards executions shrouded in secrecy, says Amnesty International.
Amnesty has warned that military ties between the UK and Libya, Somalia and Burma must only be established if there are “comprehensive safeguards” against human rights abuses.
Amnesty has called on former residents of Magdalene Laundry-type institutions in Northern Ireland to report their experiences to the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry.