human rights

  • February 15, 2017

    Is religion discriminatory? Does discrimination exist within and by different religions? World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit explored these questions with fellow panelists during a conference at a cultural centre in Trondheim, Norway on 14 February 2017

  • February 6, 2017

    UK authorities trained Bahrain’s police how to gather intelligence on protestors, and then tried to cover up the scheme, the international human rights group Reprieve has found. The project took place after protestors in the Gulf kingdom were rounded up and sentenced to death.

  • January 29, 2017

    President Donald Trump's policies will cause tremendous harm to refugees and do little to address terrorism and other national security threats, says Human Rights Watch.

  • January 26, 2017

    Amnesty International has responded to president Trump's executive order on advancing the completion of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • January 20, 2017

    As Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office to become the next president of the United States later today, Amnesty International is pressing him and his administration to protect human rights in the USA and abroad.

  • January 19, 2017

    A rally will be held in Belfast on Saturday 21 January, as part of a wave of international action timed to take place on the first day of Donald Trump's Presidency.

  • January 16, 2017

    Amnesty International has responded  to the execution yesterday of three men accused of killing three police officers in Bahrain.

  • January 15, 2017

     The rise of populist leaders in the United States and Europe poses a dangerous threat to basic rights protections while encouraging abuse by autocrats around the world, Human Rights Watch said  in launching its World Report 2017

  • January 12, 2017

    On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the first detainees arriving at the detention facility at the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, Amnesty International warned that the fate of the remaining detainees must not be left in the hands of the incoming president, Donald Trump.

  • November 23, 2016

    An executive decree issued yesterday by the Turkish authorities has ordered the permanent closure of 375 non-governmental organisations under state of emergency powers.