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Serious human rights violations and denial of fundamental freedoms in Equatorial Guinea are casting a shadow over forthcoming elections, say human rights groups.
A leading human rights activist in Zimbabwe has been arrested and denied bail ahead of this year's presidential, parliamentary and local government elections.
Elections for police and crime commissioners in England and Wales have been denounced as 'shambolic'. The Home Secretary is being asked to act urgently.
Unlock Democracy is promoting a social media campaign to raise awareness of police and crime commissioner elections. Others will ignore them.
Three UK NGOs will coordinate an international observation mission to district and council elections in the unrecognised Republic of Somaliland.
Vladimir Putin's election to a third term as Russian president has spurred debates about civil society and church-state relations within the Russian Orthodox Church.
Amnesty has called on the new Thai government to bring the perpetrators of past human rights violations to justice, including protest-related deaths.
Becoming the strongest group on Brighton & Hove Council is the first time the Greens have been the largest party on any council anywhere in the UK.
The SNP are on the threshold of a historic majority in Holyrood, with the Lib Dems collapsing and voters delivering differential poll results across Britain.
A YouGov opinion poll has put the Greens ahead of the Lib Dems in Scotland for the first time ever, despite their exclusion from election TV debates.