A paramilitary police officer outside   the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Amnesty  has urged China  to scrap a new law  which it says is aimed at further smothering civil society. Photograph: Fred Dufour/Getty Images

The Chinese government has passed a strict new law which steps up control of overseas charities and non-governmental organisations, giving police swee(...)

People walk in front of billboards with the picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the words; ‘Solidarity with the refugees’, in Gaziantep, Turkey. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top European Union officials are travelling close to Turkey’s border with Syria on Saturday in a bid to bolster th(...)

Seán MacBride; A co-founder of Amnesty International he voted yes to the Eighth Amendment, and wrote an influential newspaper article two days before the Referendum.

Keep on saying something long enough and it becomes the truth? Is that how human rights now operate? The Irish arm of Amnesty International says that (...)

An Egyptian activist holds a poster calling for justice to be done for Giulio Regeni during a demonstration protesting the government’s decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, last week. Photograph: Reuters

An Italian student who was tortured and murdered in Egypt had been detained by police and then transferred to a compound run by homeland security the(...)

Pakistani and Afghan migrants protest against  deportation to Turkey inside the Moria detention centre in Mytilen, Greece. Photograph:  Aris Messinisaris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Some Syrians in Turkey will reach Europe safely through the controversial one-returned, one-forwarded agreement drawn up by Ankara and the European Un(...)

A girl chants solidarity slogans to press for the release of the missing Chibok schoolgirls during a rally in Abuja, on April 14th. Photograph: Philip Ojisua/AFP/Getty Images

A video apparently showing a group of Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago has been shown to distraught parents in the town o(...)

Children walk down the street of Chibok in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. In April 2014, Boko Haram militants kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from their dormitories at the government run girls’ secondary school in Chibok, drawing global attention to the Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Stefan Heunisstefan/Getty Images

Boko Haram child suicide bombings have surged 11-fold in West Africa over the last year, Unicef said on Tuesday. There were 44 child suicide bombings(...)

The 63-year-old Ballymena man is to receive an Outstanding Contribution to Cinema award at the Iftas tonight at the Mansion House

Liam Neeson – aka Michael Collins, a Jedi, Oskar Schindler, God (in the sitcom Rev), an otherworldly lion deity, a Batman villain, the avenging fury o(...)

Migrants and refugees clash with riot police during a protest to call for the reopening of the borders at their makeshift camp in the northern border village of Idomeni, on April 7, 2016.  A plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey sparked demonstrations by local residents in both countries days before the deal brokered by the European Union is set to be implemented. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

“The conception of human rights based upon the assumed existence of a human being as such broke down at the very moment when those who professed to be(...)

Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan at a detention centre in Lesbos protest on Tuesday against their impending deportation to Turkey. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Four days after the deportation by the EU border agency Frontex of the first group of migrants from Greece to Turkey following the signing of the EU-A(...)