Women have begun registering to vote for the first time, but their daily lives remain severely restricted
Project hopes to disrupt the flow of money into conflict zones – but shouldn't Africans be part of the conversation?
Olympic warm-up event in Azerbaijan overshadowed by human rights allegations
Human Rights Watch accuses both sides in South Sudan's conflict of arming young children – often by force
Human rights groups say Soheil Arabi's execution is 'imminent' and appeals to a Tehran court for amnesty
'Courageous' Ghoncheh Ghavami is recovering in Tehran after being released on bail because of 'health problems'
Conservatives to scrap Human Rights Act and seize power from Europe if they win the next election
Refugees from Sudan and Eritrea were pressured to move on, Human Rights Watch says
But Strasbourg upholds previous ruling that blanket ban on prisoners voting is unlawful
David Cameron wants to curb the European Court of Human Rights but not everyone in his party backs the plan
For a start, we now know Bashar Assad’s regime does detain children. But there’s more…
Celebrations expected to cost £600,000 as millions of Zimbabweans go hungry
British Prime Minister becomes first world leader to visit the north of the country since 1948
Human rights activists welcome new law to protect women and children, but does it go far enough?
American singer apologises for lucrative gig for president accused of 'human rights abuses'
Falconer has a long history of good intentions – but the consequences have not always been pretty
Video emerges showing man identified as Abu Sakkar mutilating corpse in Syrian 'war crime'
Russian leader's flippant response angers feminists who insist topless protests are catching on worldwide
Britain's top judge warns UK will have to quit UN if it wants to send terrorism suspects to face torture
Forget legal niceties: backbencher wants freed radical cleric put on first plane to Jordan