Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has expressed 'serious concerns' about inequality in the UK
'Medical involvement in torture is often discussed in terms of what happens or has happened elsewhere, in some imagined country far away, under a military dictatorship for example, or historically in Nazi Germany or Stalin’s Russia'
Edith Schippers proposes to limit period of time a doctor can carry out the medical procedure
A video posted to social media by a human rights observer shows the moment police open fire on LGBT activists
Palestinians with permits to worship in Jerusalem were exempt and humanitarian access is allowed
Ban Ki-Moon said the decision was 'one of the most painful and difficult' he has had to make as Secretary General
The UN said officials ‘at the highest levels of government’ were responsible for human rights violations
The British Government said it had opposed the death penalty with the Pakistani government 'at the highest level'
The rate of executions so far this year has been higher than 2015, which set a 21-year record
Buyuksarac was crowned Miss Turkey in 2006
Ex-dictator of Chad Hissène Habré gets life for crimes against humanity, rape, sexual slavery and ordering killings.
In 2014, only £180 million worth of arms were licensed to export to countries on the Foreign Office's 'human rights priority' list
The move follows public outrage at rising levels of violent crime against children
David Cameron has got the balance wrong between engaging and isolating governments guilty of abusing human rights
While LGBT rights have made considerable progress in some parts of the world recently, a surprising number of countries still punish same-sex relationships with life in prisonment or even death
A report into criminalisation of same-sex relationships between women has warned 'corrective rape', forced marriages and other forms of violence are still commonly used against lesbian and bisexual women around the world