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The UK government's decision to conclude the work of the Detainee Inquiry provides an opportunity to address the failures of the current system.
The European Court of Human Rights’ decision made public this week halts the UK’s planned deportation of Abu Qatada, a Jordanian national.
The Saudi Arabian authorities have been urged to launch an independent investigation into the death of a Shi’a protester in the country's Eastern Province.
Assailants of a Maldivian blogger who was attacked and detained after organising a protest calling for religious tolerance are still at large.
The failure of the US to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay leaves a toxic human rights legacy, Amnesty International says.
The elementary school in the Slovak village of Sarisske Michalny in the Presov region must desegregate Roma classes, a court decision has ordered.
Repression and state violence is likely to continue to plague the Middle East and North Africa in 2012 unless the world acts, warns a new report.
The Nigerian authorities must end excessive use of force against fuel protesters, says Amnesty, after at least one person was killed in Kwara state.
The Nigerian authorities must immediately end excessive use of force against protesters, Amnesty International has said after at least one person was killed in Kwara state during protests over fuel price rises.
The Guardian Teacher Network and Secondary School magazine SecEd have joined forces to run the Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year competition.