'This critical mandate will bring much-needed attention to human rights violations against LGBT people'
Police accused Abu Sin of 'unethical behaviour' as human rights groups raised concern
Pakistani law can see alleged blasphemy punished by death or life imprisonment
'It's extremely disappointing that he’s agreed to help the British government ingratiate itself further with such an abusive government,' says Human Rights Watch
The Isle of Man’s ‘vile’ abortion legislation denies women access to basic medical care and force them into secrecy and shame. Ahead of elections later this month, a new campaign aims to bring about much needed reform
Dictator Islam Karimov, who suffered a stroke last week, is thought to have died
'These clothing bans have increased tensions and may undermine the effort to fight extremism'
Exclusive: In letters seen by The Independent, Hasnat Karim's children write to the Bangladeshi Prime Minister pleading for his release
The Conservative manifesto pledged to bring in a new 'Bill of Rights'
Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms in support of the Oromo people - a marginalised ethnic community subject to months of violence by the government
'The government’s steps to limit a broad range of human rights go beyond what can be justified'
Exclusive: The Saudi Ambassador has also held an influential panel post over the last year
Bulgarian government may be 'encouraging intolerance', says UN's human rights high commissioner
Officials said the move aimed to locate tourists wanted by the police or authorities
Asylum seekers have set themselves on fire and sewed their lips shut on the Pacific island
The National Council of the Resistance of Iran is calling for the UK government to acknowledge the executions and human rights abuses in the country