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The final report of Brazil’s National Truth Commission has been hailed as an historic step towards justice for victims of the county's military dictatorship.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Iraqi security forces not to intervene in the country’s political process amid heightened tensions and the threat from the Islamic State.
A United Nations-backed court has found the two most senior surviving leaders of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced them to life in prison.
The UN Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights have urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to improve its human rights record
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.
Data analysis suggests that the death toll in the ongoing conflict in Syria has surpassed 60,000, says the United Nations human rights office.
Faith leaders in Kenya called for calm after the International Criminal Court in The Hague committed high-ranking politicians to trial for crimes against humanity.
Amnesty International has urged Haitian authorities to bring former President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier to justice for his abuse of human rights.
Methods used in a Syrian security operation in Tell Kalakh may constitute crimes against humanity, Amnesty International says in a new report.