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The Saudi Arabian authorities must halt all executions, Amnesty International says after four members of the same family were executed on 17 August.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his grave concern at the deepening crisis in Iraq and the rising number of civilian deaths and injuries.
The expulsion of an estimated 700 migrants and asylum-seekers from camps in Calais in northern France risks aggravating the health problems authorities say prompted the evictions.
Christian Aid has welcomed the announcement that Pope Francis will visit the West Bank on Sunday 25 May.
Gross human rights abuses have been committed by both sides in the brutal conflict that erupted in South Sudan at the end of last year, says a new report from the UN.
Amnesty International is to brief US politicians on the ongoing failure to adequately investigate past human rights violations and abuses in Northern Ireland.
The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has confirmed that it is sending reinforcements to areas of current fighting between pro- and anti-Government troops.
The United Nations human rights chief has called on the international community to end the Syrian conflict, saying it is “an intolerable affront to the human conscience.”
Serious human rights violations and denial of fundamental freedoms in Equatorial Guinea are casting a shadow over forthcoming elections, say human rights groups.
Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has described the arms trade treaty agreed at the United Nations yesterday (2 April) as ineffective.