abuse

  • April 12, 2018

    Despite a drop in the number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe, the dangers many face along the way have in some cases increased, according to a new report by the UN Refugee Agency,

  • March 30, 2018

    Acting on recommendations from UK-trained torture investigators, Bahrain’s Attorney General has requested that the country’s highest court reconsider the death sentences handed to two men convicted on the basis of forced confessions obtained through torture.

  • March 27, 2018

    The revelation that instructors at an army training college have been investigated dozens of times for alleged abuse has triggered fresh calls for the armed forces to lose the power to maintain their own police forces and run their own criminal trials.

  • March 17, 2018

    It is alleged that prominent Saudi Arabians detained at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh were abused, with one dying in custody.

  • March 9, 2018

    Four Baka tribespeople – two women and two men – were beaten up by eco-guards in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week. The Baka had just returned to their village, after spending the day in the forest, when a squad of eco-guards arrived and accused them of hunting elephants.

  • March 5, 2018

    Following the double murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his partner, Martina Kusnirova the Secretary- General of Reporters Without Borders has called on the Slovak Prime Minister to express regret and apologise for insulting journalists " on several occasions".

  • February 18, 2018

    Oxfam has announced a comprehensive plan of action to strengthen safeguarding systems across the organisation and stamp out abuse, including asking leading women's rights experts to lead an urgent independent review of its culture and practices.

  • February 13, 2018

    As sixteen army instructors face a court-martial for allegedly abusing teenage recruits, critics have asked why the armed forces are the only employers in the UK allowed to conduct their own criminal trials.

  • January 26, 2018

    Crisis has described the rise in rough sleeping in England as a ‘catastrophe’, saying the true number of rough sleepers is far greater than the government's offical count.

  • January 10, 2018

    The American Civil Liberties Union has voiced its opposition to a bill that would reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is set to expire on 19 January 2017, without key reforms. The bill text was released on 5 January and may be considered by the House  this week.