human rights abuses

  • September 28, 2016

    A UN expert has warned that the Brazilian government is failing to recognise the rights of the country’s indigenous peoples after seeing first hand their shocking conditions. Many tribes around the country are subjected to genocidal violence by outsiders intent on stealing their lands and resources.

  • September 26, 2016

    The UK has failed to check whether training it has provided to Saudi police has contributed to abuses including torture and the death penalty, new research by human rights organisation Reprieve has revealed.

  • August 24, 2016

    The legacy of the Rio 2016 Olympics has been one of police killings and the suppression of peaceful protest, said Amnesty International as the Games concluded over the weekend.

  • August 15, 2016

    Bangladeshi authorities should immediately end the illegal detentions of Mir Qasem Ali and Humman Qader Chowdhury, arrested respectively on 9 August and 4 August 2016, say Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

  • July 25, 2016

    Foreign Office concerns over Egypt’s human rights record have led to a “step-change” in the UK’s approach to that government, according to a new FCO human rights report.

  • July 9, 2016

    Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee has condemned the Government for the secrecy surrounding the approval of overseas police training, saying the current policy to guard against the human rights risks of such training may not be “fit for purpose.”

  • May 25, 2016

    A District Judge has refused to allow the Crown Prosecution Service to appeal against the acquittal of eight anti-arms trade activists who were charged with blockading the DSEI arms fair in London last September. The CPS application to appeal was refused on the basis it was "frivolous" and "misconceived".

  • April 5, 2016

    Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) has said it will monitor the case of a British father held in Ethiopia, among other cases, amid concerns that the government has lessened its commitment to ending human rights abuses abroad.

  • March 11, 2016

    Saudi Arabia has claimed to the UN Human Rights Council that it “fights torture” and guarantees fair trials – despite the planned execution of three juveniles who were tortured into 'confessions'.

  • March 9, 2016

    This week, between March 8-10 the UK will be hosting Security & Policing 2016, an arms fair with a particular focus on surveillance equipment and weapons that can be used for internal repression.