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Amnesty has called on former residents of Magdalene Laundry-type institutions in Northern Ireland to report their experiences to the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry.
Iran must release journalists being held solely for carrying out their legitimate work, Amnesty International has said after raids on newspaper offices.
A leading human rights activist in Zimbabwe has been arrested and denied bail ahead of this year's presidential, parliamentary and local government elections.
The popular movie Zero Dark Thirty, which depicts the hunt for Osama bin Laden, has been criticised for its legitimising of torture.
President Barack Obama must revisit the promise he made in 2009 to close the Guantanamo detention facility, Amnesty International has said.
Security multinational G4S, which branded itself a shambles over the Olympics staffing crisis, has been shortlisted among the world’s most shameful firms of 2012.
Amnesty International has warned that the plight of foreign nationals in Libya has worsened since the end of Colonel Gaddafi’s rule.
Rwanda’s military intelligence department has illegally held scores of civilians in military detention amid claims of torture, Amnesty says in a new report.
The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network has issued a atatement calling for the ending of indefinite immigration detention.
The failure of the US to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay leaves a toxic human rights legacy, Amnesty International says.