UN Secretary-General António Guterres has opened the 34th Human Rights Council with a personal pledge to speak out against abuses.
Famine has been declared in some areas of South Sudan - the first time such a declaration has been made since 2011. The country has been dogged by civil war, drought and hyperinflation. The situation
A new online video campaign designed to raise awareness about the issue of pay equality in New Zealand hit the internet on February 15.
The UN's top human rights official says the leader of Myanmar has promised to investigate allegations of atrocities against the country's Rohingya Muslims.
Rights campaigners are warning that the Bangladeshi government's plan to relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote, low-lying island could trigger a humanitarian catastrophe.
Disabled refugees and migrants in Greece are struggling to get access to toilets, showers, shelter and medical care, it’s been claimed.
By Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch Human rights exist to protect people from government abuse and neglect. Yet today a new
At least four officers have been detained by over footage that appears to show police beating members of the Rohingya Muslim minority
After being held for more than a year on corruption charges, Venezuelan former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales has been released from house arrest.
Almost three quarters of victims of human trafficking worldwide are female.
Mohamed Swayib is the Head of DCIM, the department in charge of combatting illegal immigration in Libya. In an interview with Valérie Gauriat, he blames the international community for not implementi
*Video available in Arabic only “We are slaves to the weather, our small boats can’t move easily if the sea is rough, and when the sea is not calm we are…
As Aleppo falls to the Syrian army one photographer speaks of the horror of daily life and the terror of what may yet come.
European Parliament Sakharov Prize winners Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar in The Global Conversation
Five years after being plunged into instability after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is a major crossroads of irregular immigration and is officially home to nearly 300,000…
Sophie Claudet: Valérie, you’re just back from Libya, and you filmed in Tripoli.
Is there a way out for irregular migrants in Libya, or are they condemned to die there or perhaps at sea if they attempt the journey to Europe?
A call for human rights to be respected globally was made on Monday by UN Secretary General-elect Antonio Guterres, during a visit to Beijing.
Amnesty International says Rohingya Muslims are being “squeezed by the callous actions of both the Myanmar and Bangladesh authorities.
Turkey's ruling AK Party comes under fire for proposing a law critics say legitimises rape in some cases.
Amnesty International in Russia has strongly condemned what it calls a ‘draconian’ foreign agents law, ahead of the fourth anniversary of it coming into effect.
Twenty-seven years after his death, Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been buried at Manila’s prestigious Cemetery of Heroes.
Russia’s Supreme Court has struck down a lower court’s decision to hand Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a five year suspended sentence for corruption and sent the case back for…
Launching a new interactive website, which highlights 140 prominent activists, HRW calls on the countries to carry out reforms, rather than jail the peaceful critics.
Thousands of Moroccans have taken to the streets for a fourth day of protest over the death of Mouhcine Fikri, crushed in a garbage truck after police confiscated his swordfish.
Syrian or Russian airstrikes have killed at least 26 people, most of them schoolchildren, in a village in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province – according to rescue workers and a monitoring…