Once considered one of the more liberal Arab monarchies, Bahrain is turning into a police state as vicious and arbitrary as Egypt
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called for Riyadh's suspension over its conduct in Yemen
Court says decision to invade is outside its remit but will use report to look at evidence of soldiers' human rights abuses
The Home Affairs select committee has suggested it is the best way to promote sex workers' safety
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
China does not yet meet international labour law standards
'By forcing transgender people to disclose their history to prospective partners the law is not only infringing their human rights it’s also reinforcing the bigoted idea that trans people are in some way abhorrent'
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'
Turkish president says MPs who backed motion to recognise slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians are 'terrorists' with 'impure blood'
Same-sex sexual activity is illegal under section 489 of the Penal Code in Morocco
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
Around 35 men and women were sentenced to 99 lashes each after being found 'dancing and jubliating'
Female migrants are being tricked into travelling to Gulf states by recruitment agents on the promise of triple pay