In a letter addressed to the governments of the U.S., Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, officials urged the countries to follow international laws regarding asylum and the rights of refugees.
A United Arab Emirates court sentenced British student Matthew Hedges to life in jail on spying charges, prompting a "shocked" Britain to warn of repercussions.
Saudi activists, including women, detained in a government crackdown this year have faced sexual harassment and torture during interrogation, Amnesty International says.
Under Houthi authority, forced disappearances, torture and executions have become a greater risk for Yemenis, who are already plighted by critical humanitarian conditions.
The government came under fire last month after UN experts highlighted deadly air strikes by the regional Saudi-led and U.S.-supported coalition supporting it in the war with the Iran-linked…
Swedish authorities said they had temporarily halted the deportation of Muslim minority Uighurs to China due to concerns over the situation there.
Twenty-four Yemenis, including a teenage girl, could face the death penalty in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on charges linked to their minority Bahai faith.
Sri Lankan war widows and women in former conflict zones are being forced to sell their kidneys to pay loan sharks.
The new U.N. rights chief decried crackdowns on minorities in countries like Myanmar and China and urged Western countries to respect migrant rights.
The husband of the imprisoned award-winning Iranian human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh has been arrested.
Former President Jimmy Carter says the U.S. has abandoned "our position as a government to be the champion of human rights."
US authorities introduced economic sanctions against three Nicaraguan officials for corruption and attacks against Nicaraguan citizens.
A human rights activist is killed every three days in Colombia despite the peace accord signed with FARC rebels.
Russian officials have stressed that LGBT people will not be targeted during the FIFA World Cup, but activists say discrimination is everywhere.
In Afghanistan, where women are often confined to the home and seen as subordinate to men, access to justice remains "severely inadequate," which promotes impunity for perpetrators.
More than 20 percent of girls in Pakistan are forced to marry before the age of 18, a problem that “is more dangerous than terrorism and is related to the future" of the country.
Pakistan's leading watchdog slammed on Monday the nation's deteriorating human rights record, highlighting extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances across the turbulent country.
The protracted state of emergency in Turkey has caused serious human rights abuses against "hundreds of thousands of people."