The ICC has been identified as the one potential source of justice if alleged CIA torturers and their masters are to be called to account. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Politics and the law are uneasy bedfellows, as the International Criminal Court (ICC) found to its cost earlier this month with the unedifying collaps(...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa  holding a picture of their brother Ibrahim  who is  in prison in Egypt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Friends and family of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa, awaiting trial in Egypt, staged a vigil outside the Egyptian embassy in Dublin on Saturday afterno(...)

‘It is impossible to guarantee that those with disabilities in receipt of services will not experience abuse. However, well-resourced services provided in the community near a person’s family and friends minimises the scope for abuse.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The abuse of people with disabilities identified in RTÉ’s Prime Time investigation is unsurprising. The State has historically outsourced the provisio(...)

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Pictured are nine of the ‘hooded men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government is to ask the European Court of Human Rights to revise its judgment in a landmark case taken by the State over alleged torture by Brit(...)

A police officer tries to disperse a group of pro-democracy activists who were trying to block a main road in Mong Kok on Friday in Hong Kong. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Thousands of pro-democracy activists clashed with police in running scuffles in the gritty district of Mong Kok early on Saturday (local time) in a bi(...)

Ali Charaf Damache (49), an Algerian-born Irish citizen  is wanted by the US authorities in connection with an alleged conspiracy to provide support to terrorists. Photograph: Collins Courts

Lawyers for a man wanted in the US on terrorism charges have read an Amnesty International report to the High Court on the “inhuman” conditions at a s(...)

A photograph of the People’s Democracy civil rights march from Belfast to Derry which was attacked at Burntollet Bridge. Photograph from the NUIG Boyle Archive

When a young Co Down student visited Detroit at the height of the US civil rights movement in the early 1970s, he was struck by the treatment of black(...)

Pictured at the ‘Hooded Men’ Amnesty press conference in Dublin. From left: Micheal Donnelly, Patrick Mc Nally Brian Turley, Gerry McKerr, Francis Mc Guigan, Joe Clarke, Jim Auld, Front (from left): Kevin Hannaway, Liam Shannon and Colm O’Gorman (standing sideways). Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Amnesty International has called on the Government to press for the re-opening of a key European case on the alleged use of torture in Northern Ire(...)

Farmer: Shemgie Kulbla, who produces wheat seed. Photograph: Hugh Chaloner/Gorta-Self Help Africa 2:43

Yeshi Endeg was 17 when a group of floppy-haired singers filed into a studio in Notting Hill to record the original Do They Know It’s Christmas? The E(...)