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Californian prison authorities have breached international human rights obligations by punitive measures against prisoners on hunger strike, says Amnesty.
UK export licences for military equipment worth over £12bn have been approved for 27 countries classified as "of concern" because of their poor human rights records.
A new briefing from Amnesty reveals that the Chinese authorities are still illegally holding detainees in custody and refusing them access to their lawyers and families.
Ban Ki-moon has underscored the support of the United Nations for an Egyptian Government fully accountable to its people.
The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) has been named as one of the 100 most influential global actors in armed violence reduction.
The WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit shared reflections on diakonia at the DIAKONIA 21st World Assembly, which is being held in Berlin 1 to 8 July.
Amnesty International has urged the EU to speak out about prisoners of conscience being held in Bahrain as it hold its annual EU-Gulf states meeting in Bahrain.
An Amnesty International petition calls on the European Commission to take action to end continuing discrimination against Roma people across Europe.
Russian police and agents of a private security firm are currently attempting to evict the prominent Russian civil society group For Human Rights.
The Romanian authorities stand accused of betraying thousands of citizens through broken promises and "total disregard" of their right to adequate housing.