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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.
The UN Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights have urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to improve its human rights record
Amnesty International has warned that the opportunity to deal with the past in Northern Ireland must not be squandered following the multi-party negotiations.
Children as young as 13 are being detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain on a routine basis, said Amnesty International in a new briefing.
Allegations that the Bahraini authorities used torture to extract confessions from 50 Shi’a activists are one factor in making their trial and convictions unfair, says Amnesy.l
Sri Lanka’s disturbing human rights record means it should be barred from hosting a key Commonwealth summit in November 2013, says Amnesty International.
United Nations experts have presented detailed evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity still being committed by both sides in Syria.