Amnesty International’s Donatella Rovera talks about the situation of millions of Syrians who were forced to seek shelter in other parts of the country and abroad.
Guatemala's Constitutional Court has overturned the recent conviction and sentencing of former military ruler Efrain Rios Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity.
Six people were executed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, taking the total number of state killings in the country this year so far to at least 47.
A prominent Syrian human rights lawyer who went missing this weekend after an apparent abduction is at grave risk of abuse, Amnesty International has said.
The Moldovan authorities must ensure a Pride march in the capital Chisinau is followed up by other steps to combat homophobic discrimination, Amnesty International said.
The Jamaican authorities must swiftly appoint a commission of inquiry with an adequate mandate, resources and powers to carry out a thorough investigation into the security forces’ conduct during the 2010 state of emergency.
On 17 May, to mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), Amnesty International supporters worldwide will take action to highlight the human rights situation of LGBTI people around the world.
There are credible fears that the charges against a well-known opposition activist in Alexandria may be spurious and in retaliation for his activism, Amnesty International said as his appeal hearing is due to resume.
Police in the Georgian capital Tbilisi failed to protect LGBTI activists as thousands of people violently attacked a Pride event today in what Amnesty International said was an ineffective response to organized and violent homophobia.
El Salvador’s Supreme Court has, once again, put off a ruling on whether or not to allow a severely ill pregnant woman to have an abortion.
Argentina’s former military leader, Jorge Rafael Videla, has died in prison, where he was serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity committed during his time in office.
Women in Iran have been banned from running for presidency, contradicting a number of articles of the country's Constitution.
A new report exposes endemic discrimination by officials and members of the public towards gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex in Ukraine.
Three men are expected to be executed in Indonesia in what would be a major setback in the use of the death penalty, in a country that appeared to be moving away from the brutal practice.
Five men in Bahrain have been sentenced to a year imprisonment for allegedly insulting the King of Bahrain in messages posted on Twitter.
A senior US diplomat has said his government will be quick to sign the new Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a move Amnesty International said raises hopes for swift implementation of the potentially lifesaving treaty around the world.
The Moroccan authorities must immediately launch a full, independent and impartial investigation into allegations that six Sahrawi activists – including a child – were tortured in police custody in Western Sahara.
Forcibly returning people to a volatile security situation in Somalia would violate international law.
At least nine activists who were trying to organize a peaceful demonstration in Equatorial Guinea were arrested as authorities are determined to clamp down on free speech ahead of up-coming elections.
The use of special government measures to thwart a proposed teachers’ strike in Greece is disproportionate and in violation of the country’s international human rights obligations.