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The Geneva 2 conference on Syria must seek full access to investigate allegations that 11,000 people have been tortured and killed in detention, says Amnesty.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government should press host, Sri Lanka, on accountability for war crimes and human rights abuses, say activists.
Guatemala’s Constitutional Court may offer a general amnesty to former dictator Rios Montt, allowing him to avoid prosecution for war crimes.
New evidence indicates that the USA has carried out unlawful killings in Pakistan through drone attacks, some of which could amount to war crimes.
A new UN expert report warns that the US’ secretive drone programme threatens international security and lacks "appropriate transparency and accountability.”
Amnesty has described comments by Lord Rogan praising the Sri Lankan government as "fawning" over "a regime with blood on its hands".
The United Nations Secretary-General has urged the National Coalition for the Syrian opposition forces to agree on a united delegation for an upcoming peace conference.
President al-Bashir of Sudan has reportedly applied to the US Embassy in Sudan for a visa to enable him to travel to the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.
United Nations experts have presented detailed evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity still being committed by both sides in Syria.
With Syria engulfed in an escalating and increasingly brutal civil war, a panel of United Nations human rights experts has issued its latest report on the crisis.