international law

  • August 2, 2017

    The Maldives is preparing to execute prisoners within days, according to fresh reports – breaking a moratorium that has lasted 60 years

  • July 21, 2017

    The Maldives authorities must immediately halt its first execution planned in more than 60 years and preserve its positive death penalty record, Amnesty International said yesterday.

  • July 15, 2017

    There are urgent concerns that 14 Saudi Arabian men accused of protest-related offences are facing imminent execution. The group, including disabled Munir al-Adam and juvenile Mujtaba’a al-Sweikat, have been moved to the Saudi capital Riyadh in the last few hours according to reports received by the human rights organisation Reprieve.

  • July 13, 2017

    Member countries  of the International Criminal Court should increase their support for this essential court of last resort as its 20th anniversary nears, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • June 29, 2017

    A leader of a tribe in India, which made headlines around the world when it won a David and Goliath battle against a British mining corporation, has died in police custody – following a violent police campaign of harassment and intimidation against activists.

  • June 26, 2017

    China should immediately release five North Korean refugees held in Chinese detention and agree not to return them to North Korea, where they would face grave danger, says Human Rights Watch.

  • June 15, 2017

    Officials in India are threatening to evict a tribe from a tiger reserve in the name of conservation – but have just approved uranium exploration in the same reserve. The move has angered campaigners, who accuse the authorities of hypocrisy.

  • June 14, 2017

    Quakers in Britain are supporting a judicial review being brought today before the UK courts against the government's controversial new guidance banning local councils from making ethical choices in their pensions investments.

  • June 14, 2017

    Arab countries engaged in a dispute with Qatar have shut down media outlets with links to or considered sympathetic to the Qatari government, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • May 9, 2017

    The WCC General Secretary, the Rev  Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed his concern regarding the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. Over 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli prisons began a hunger strike on 17 April 2017, demanding improved prison conditions.