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Pakistan has set an execution date of 7 August for Shafqat Hussain, who was convicted as a juvenile following days of police torture.
On the weekend of Nelson Mandela's birthday, prominent South Africans have united to urge the UK Government to reconsider plans to repeal the Human Rights Act.
The Addis talks on how to pay for poor countries’ development asked all the right questions but failed to provide clear answers, says Christian Aid.
Amnesty International hascalled on the Chinese authorities to end their assault on human rights lawyers, following a nationwide crackdown.
The 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in June 2015 is being widely celebrated. King John’s signing of this document symbolised the end of an age when rulers had absolute power. Yet worship of the state, in England and beyond, is still common.
A group of human rights organisations have urged President Obama to hold independent investigations into all drone strikes in which civilians have been killed.
Leaders from four major UK Churches have signed an open letter to David Cameron, congratulating him and encouraging him to hold "truth, justice, peace and wellbeing" at the heart of government.
Liberty has filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights against the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling that UK intelligence agencies’ mass surveillance activities are legal.
The TUC has launched a new Charter for International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Solidarity.
The mass execution of 12 people in Pakistan highlights the consequences of the government’s decision to resume executions, says Amnesty International.