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Despite concessions announced today,the Justice Secretary’s planned cuts to legal aid will still deny justice to a wide range of people wronged by the UK Government.
A sentence of flogging against a 15-year-old rape victim in the Maldives has been annulled, but the girl should never have been prosecuted at all, says Amnesty.
Amnesty International has called on the Hamas authorities in Gaza to halt executions they say they plan to carry out after the Muslim religious festival of Eid al-Fitr.
Emergency decrees issued by the King of Bahrain which include the banning of protests are a shameful attempt to ban dissent and freedom of expression, says Amnesty.
Lawyers for Shaker Aamer, a British resident still held in the prison, have called for the UK Government to ensure that he is next in line for release.
The verdict against Bradley Manning reveals the US government’s misplaced priorities on national security, says Amnesty International.
Amnesty International is calling for the return of the CIA agent Robert Seldon Lady to Italy to face justice for his part in the US-led rendition programme.
An Amnesty International briefing on the situation in Egypt says hundreds of supporters of former president Morsi have been arrested and denied their legal rights.
The UK Supreme Court has criticised Government lawyers over their unnecessary use of secret courts – known as Closed Material Procedures.
The United Nations human rights chief has called on the international community to end the Syrian conflict, saying it is “an intolerable affront to the human conscience.”