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The National Transitional Council in Libya must get a grip on armed anti-Gaddafi groups to stop reprisal attacks and arrests, a human rights group says.
A Chinese activist detained for organizing a demonstration in support of bloggers must be released, Amnesty International said as her trial began in Beijing.
Advocacy groups are calling for North Korea to step down from the presidency of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament.
The Turkish authorities have been told to halt a series of forced evictions which have already caused great suffering to vulnerable families
UAE authorities should drop charges against five activists arrested for calling for democratic reforms, four global human rights bodies say.
Harsh restrictions on the freedom of human rights organisations are on the rise, says a leading churches' social justice advocacy agency.
Two landmark rulings focusing on the war in Iraq have confirmed that the UK’s human rights obligations do extend beyond its borders to overseas conflicts.
Worries continue about a group of rejected asylum seekers who arrived in Colombo at the end of last week after being forcibly returned from the UK.
Substantial information on torture and human rights abuses was passed to the Brazilian Attorney General at a ceremony in São Paulo this week.
If Syria can develop a modern society respecting a full range of rights, the Christian minority will not need to worry about its future, the global Lutheran chief says.