May 31 2016 6:03 pm
Niger Delta: Government clean-up does not let Shell off the hook

Clean up due to start on Thursday 2 June

May 31 2016 5:01 pm
Brazil: "One of deadliest cities on earth" - warning ahead of Rio Olympics

Over 100 – mainly young black – men killed by police in Rio already this year

May 31 2016 4:58 pm
Denmark removes transgender from list of mental illness

The Danish Parliament has ushered in a historic victory in the struggle for transgender rights by today adopting a decision to no longer stigmatise transgender identities as mental disorders, said

May 31 2016 11:58 am
Afghanistan: Escalation in conflict causing 'displacement crisis'

1.2 million internally displaced

May 30 2016 3:57 pm
Bahrain: Opposition leader jailed for nine years over peaceful speeches

In a shocking attack on the right to freedom of expression Bahrain’s authorities today upheld the conviction of opposition leader Sheikh ‘Ali Salman and increased his prison sente

May 30 2016 1:30 pm
Chad: Hissene Habre verdict brings justice for tens of thousands

Today’s judgment convicting former Chadian president Hissène Habré marks a significant moment for international justice and a huge relief for the tens of thousands of victims wh

May 30 2016 12:37 pm
Egypt: head of press syndicate detention is 'most brazen attack on media in decades' warns Amnesty

Today’s arrest of the head of the Egyptian Press Syndicate and two colleagues is an alarming setback for freedom of expression and the most brazen attack on the media the country has witnesse

May 30 2016 7:57 am
Egypt: eight men sentenced to death following torture is latest 'affront to justice'

Eight men sentenced to death by military court after tortured 'confessions', with another 18 receiving lengthy jail terms

May 26 2016 5:22 pm
South Sudan: Dozens of detainees at risk of death in shipping containers

Detainees are being given food once or twice a week Satellite image evidence of the four shipping containers