human rights abuses

  • September 15, 2017

    Rights groups have urged the US to use a new type of sanction against foreign officials accused of rights abuses – including Saudi judges who have recently sentenced protesters to death.

  • August 30, 2017

    The Syrian government and armed groups involved in the country's conflict must disclose the fate and whereabouts of tens of thousands of people who have been forcibly disappeared or abducted since the onset of the crisis, said Amnesty International on the International Day of the Disappeared.

  • August 30, 2017

    The Defence and Security Equipment International  arms fair will take place at the Excel Centre in East London between 12-15 September 2017. It will bring over 1500 exhibitors together with military delegations from around the world, including a number from governments with awful human rights records.

  • August 22, 2017

    An exhibition in Manchester next month is to feature the real-life stories of women who have been imprisoned in Syria during the uprising and conflict of the past six years.

  • July 19, 2017

    A court decision to remand six human rights defenders to pretrial detention on alleged terrorism charges without evidence of any criminal wrongdoing is a shameful day for Turkey’s judiciary, says Human Rights Watch.

  • July 19, 2017

    The Government’s 2017 drug strategy could risk contributing to the death penalty for drug offences overseas, human rights organisation Reprieve has said.

  • June 26, 2017

    China should immediately release five North Korean refugees held in Chinese detention and agree not to return them to North Korea, where they would face grave danger, says Human Rights Watch.

  • April 11, 2017

    Survival International has called on the UN expert on extrajudicial executions to condemn shoot on sight conservation policies.

  • 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.