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Proposals to place the internet under the control of a UN technical body could restrict political freedoms and harm civil society, the TUC has warned.
Amnesty International USA will be urging second-term President Barack Obama to finally close the Guantanamo Bay detention centre.
A prominent Chinese women’s rights activist, Mao Hengfeng, has been sentenced to one-and-a-half years in a labour camp, amid protests.
Sexual violence during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina shattered the lives of thousands of women, a new human rights briefing says.
Participants in a human rights training event in Bangkok have affirmed the religious importance of defending the rights and dignity of all.
Representatives of Asian churches will take part in a regional human rights training event in Thailand, promoting the human dignity of marginalised people.
A man facing trial for publishing videos critical of religions should be immediately released by the Egyptian authorities, Amnesty says.
Following scandals surrounding Bumi PLC, a proposed ethics and human rights amendment to the Financial Services Bill is being 'blocked', say critics.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for shooting a 14-year Pakistani human rights activist in Swat valley who is now being treated in hospital.
A new cyber-crime law in the Philippines poses serious risks to freedom of expression and must be reviewed, Amnesty International has said.