human rights

  • April 12, 2017

    Though recent developments in Syria are set to dominate US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first official visit to Moscow this week, Amnesty International has called on him to use the opportunity to highlight the dire human rights situation inside Russia.

  • April 12, 2017

    Cuts to legal aid for prisoners are unlawful because they are inherently unfair, the Court of Appeal has ruled in its judgment on a legal challenge brought by the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners’ Advice Service.

  • April 4, 2017

    The King of Bahrain ratified a constitutional amendment yesterday which paves the way for military trials of civilians, in yet another example of Bahrain's efforts to dismantle access to justice and fair trial, says Amnesty International.

  • March 31, 2017

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has produced a damning analysis of the Government's white paper on the Great Repeal Bill – which risks leaving UK residents with far fewer rights than they currently have.

  • March 17, 2017

     World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, joined a panel at the United Nations Office in Geneva, speaking on the theme 'Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working jointly towards equal citizenship rights'.

  • March 1, 2017

    Delivering her first address as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed underlined that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are essential for a safe and secure future that brings prosperity, opportunity and human rights for all.

  • February 27, 2017

    ACT Alliance and ACT Alliance EU have joined over 70 organisations in expressing their grave concerns about proposed EU cooperation with Libya in an open letter to EU heads of state and EU policymakers.

  • February 23, 2017

    .Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world yesterday.

  • 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.