300 members and supporters of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel set out to accompany an emergency delivery of medical supplies to Gaza on Friday. But there buses were turned back by Israeli personnel.
Civil liberties campaigners have condemned UK Justice Secretary Jack Straw for comments in a newspaper article casting doubts on the Human Rights Act and saying that it may be likened to a "criminal's charter".
On the 60th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international peace and green groups are unveiling an ambitious new proposal to highlight governments that abuse human rights - a Global Human Rights Index.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's special envoy at the All African Conference of Churches general assembly in Maputo, Laurence Konmla Bropleh, has called on the churches in Africa to help make their leaders accountable.