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Former US President Jimmy Carter has called the abuse of women the “most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation in the whole world.”
A new law on non-governmental organisations in Egypt, would effectively be a death blow to independent civil society in Egypt, says Amnesty International.
President Obama has failed to provide any meaningful assistance to the hunger-striking detainees being held without charge at Guantanamo Bay, says Reprieve.
An independent United Nations panel says that it has “no conclusive findings” regarding the use of chemical weapons by any of the parties to the conflict in the country.
Human rights groups have called on the Prime Minister to raise human rights abuses with the President of the United Arab Emirates during his State Visit to Britain.
UK agencies are calling on the UK government to raise the issue of conflict-related sexual violence at a United Nations review in Geneva today (23 April)
Papuan leaders have voiced their concern at plans for Indonesian soldiers to build 1,500 km of new roads in the next two years to accelerate ‘development’ in West Papua.
The arrest of the former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, is an example of selective justice from the authorities, Amnesty International says.
The dramatic rise in people forced to rely on foodbanks in the UK could represent a human rights abuse, a top United Nations official will warn today.
Amnesty has warned that military ties between the UK and Libya, Somalia and Burma must only be established if there are “comprehensive safeguards” against human rights abuses.