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Taiwan has been urged by human rights groups and anti-capital punishment advocates not to succumb to pressure to revert to the death penalty.
There is concern that members of the armed forces and police involved in serious human rights violations in Colombia may evade justice.
Human rights defenders in the Americas are facing escalating intimidation, harassment and attacks from security forces, paramilitary groups and organised crime.
A new Amnesty report exposes gross abuses committed by an al-Qa’ida affiliate and the Yemeni government during their struggle over Abyan.
Opposition activists must be released immediately in Bahrain , Amnesty International has said ahead of a court decision on their case today.
The draft constitution approved by Egypt’s Constituent Assembly poses serious human rights problems, a number of NGOs have said.
Palestine's recognition as a non-member observer state of the United Nations brings with it obligations under international law, says Amnesty International.
The French government has been asked immediately to stop forced evictions affecting several thousand migrant Roma each year across the country.
New powers announced by Egypt’s President trample the rule of law and herald a new era of repression, Amnesty International says.
The execution of a man involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks undoes much of the progress India has made over the death penalty, Amnesty International says.