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The 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in June 2015 is being widely celebrated. King John’s signing of this document symbolised the end of an age when rulers had absolute power. Yet worship of the state, in England and beyond, is still common.
A group of human rights organisations have urged President Obama to hold independent investigations into all drone strikes in which civilians have been killed.
Leaders from four major UK Churches have signed an open letter to David Cameron, congratulating him and encouraging him to hold "truth, justice, peace and wellbeing" at the heart of government.
Liberty has filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights against the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling that UK intelligence agencies’ mass surveillance activities are legal.
The TUC has launched a new Charter for International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Solidarity.
The mass execution of 12 people in Pakistan highlights the consequences of the government’s decision to resume executions, says Amnesty International.
British human rights lawyer Gordon Bennett has issued a damning legal analysis of the negative impacts of wildlife law enforcement on tribal peoples.
Amnesty International has published its flagship report ‘State of the world’s human rights 2014 / 2015’.
Serious death threats to human rights defenders, many of them church leaders, have been made by a paramilitary group in Colombia.
A witness has told Amnesty that the flogging of Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi took place on 9 January in front of al-Jafali mosque, Jeddah.