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Students from around Scotland will march in Edinburgh on 12 May to demand the UK government does not compromise during July's Arms Trade Treaty negotiations.
Amnesty International has called for the release of Nabeel Rajab, director of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, who was arrested at the weekend and charged with “insulting a national institution”.
Amnesty International has called upon the Vietnamese authorities to end their persecution of a prisoner of conscience.
North Korea’s ‘Day of the Sun’, the centenary of founder Kim Il-sung’s birth, is a chance to shed light on a dismal human rights record, Amnesty says.
The Bahraini authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a prominent human rights activist whose health is rapidly deteriorating after more than 60 day on hunger strike, says Amnesty International.
Aid and human rights agencies have expressed dismay at the UK government's repeated failure to heed informed criticism of its legal plans.
Any UN mission helping end to armed violence in Syria must include the monitoring and reporting of human rights violations and abuses, says Amnesty.
His trip to Cuba will be the pontiff's second visit to Latin America, home to almost half of the world's Catholics. Benedict XVI visited Brazil in 2007.
Christians and human rights activists have paid tribute to Shahbaz Bhatti, former minister for religious minority affairs in Pakistan's federal cabinet, who was assassinated a year ago.