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New legislation to overturn a law shielding perpetrators of human rights violations would bring justice a step closer to the victims of General Pinochet, says Amnesty.
Atrocities by Syrian government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place, causing suffering to civilians and affecting international peace and stability, says a UN-appointed panel.
The family of a British citizen kidnapped and rendered to Ethiopia in June has called on the British government to secure his release as soon as possible.
Campaign Against Arms Trade has called on the UK government to stop promoting arms sales to oppressive regimes and end its policy of "arms control by embarrassment."
The UN Human Rights Council has decided to launch an independent inquiry into purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
A surge in arbitrary arrests, detentions, torture and deaths in police custody show a sharp deterioration in human rights in Egypt since President Mohamed Morsi was ousted, says Amnesty.
Representatives of some of Ethiopia’s biggest aid donors are to send a team to the southwest of the country to investigate persistent reports of human rights abuses amongst the tribes living there.
Allegations that a mentally ill prisoner in Florida was tortured to death, followed by a cover-up, have focused attention on the US prison system. Inmates and staff at Dade Correctional Institution in Miami have claimed that abuse was common.
The UN Security Council must extend the mandate of the peacekeeping mission to Western Sahara to monitor and protect human rights, an all-party group of British MPs said today.
Around 100 protestors demonstrated today outside the Indonesian embassy in London to call for the unconditional and immediate release of all Papuan political prisoners.