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The failure of the US to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay leaves a toxic human rights legacy, Amnesty International says.
The Nigerian authorities must end excessive use of force against fuel protesters, says Amnesty, after at least one person was killed in Kwara state.
The Guardian Teacher Network and Secondary School magazine SecEd have joined forces to run the Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year competition.
Amnesty International says global arms suppliers must halt the transfer of small arms, ammunition and other equipment to the Egyptian military and security forces.
The last nine months has seen a new wave of repression in Saudi Arabia as authorities have cracked down on protesters and reformists, Amnesty says.
Churches' action group Housing Justice has welcomed the recognition of the human rights dimensions of homelessness at a leading awards event.
Human rights heroes from various walks of life were rewarded for their achievements at Liberty’s Human Rights Awards last night (22 November).
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos visits ministers and the Queen this week, with the country’s atrocious record under intense scrutiny.
Amnesty International is due to release a new report next week, analysing the situation of Egypt under the interim military regime there.
A thorough investigation is needed into the killing of a nun who had worked for the rights of indigenous communities, human rights groups say.