Abdu Shakur, whose son Rashid Ahmed was among 10 Rohingya men killed by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist villagers on September 2nd, 2017, holds a family picture at Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

An investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar prompted a demand from Washington for a credible probe into the bloodshed there and (...)

 Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. “He’s sick and tired of being accused,” said Mr Duterte’s spokesman Harry Roque. File photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors have opened a preliminary examination into Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”, whic(...)

Tasneem El-Zaki: hopes to return to Sudan next month to continue her work defending women living in rural Darfur. Photograph: Front Line Defenders

In December 2016 Tasneem El-Zaki was arrested and put into isolation in a Sudanese prison for three months. The human rights lawyer was 28 years old a(...)

Palestinian protesters throw stones during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest in the west Bank city Ramallah. Photograph: Shadi Hatem/EPA

President Emmanuel Macron has called US president Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel “regrettable” and a violati(...)

Cambodian media: the final issue of the Cambodia Daily newspaper, with the headline “Descent Into Outright Dictatorship”. Photograph: Satoshi Takahashi/LightRocket via Getty

On September 3rd journalists at the Cambodia Daily newspaper found themselves covering two big stories. One was the arrest of the only opposition lead(...)

A Rohingya refugee girl with  make up on her face in the Balukhali Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, today. Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

Myanmar’s army released a report on Monday denying all allegations of rape and killings of Rohingya Muslims by security forces, having days earlier re(...)

’It is to completely misunderstand the nature of child sexual abuse when the status and public profile of the convicted sex offender are viewed as a mitigating factor in sentencing’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The conviction and sentencing of a high profile sex offender this week has ignited, yet again, a national conversation about child sexual abuse and th(...)

 Mahmoud  al-Werfalli: alleged to have executed or overseen the execution of up to 33 unarmed prisoners.  ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is relying on evidence from videos posted on Facebook and other social media. Photograph: Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images

A case being taken against a Libyan commander is set to be a game-changer for the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC). It is not the heino(...)

A Palestinian boy waves a Palestine flag during clashes following a protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land in the village of Atouf, near the west bank city of Tubas, on Wednesday. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Interpol voted on Wednesday to admit the State of Palestine as a member over Israeli objections at the international police organisation’s general ass(...)

Riot police chase after protesters during clashes in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi on Thursday, in the wake of Kenya’s presidential election. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

International observers on Thursday praised the handling of Kenya’s presidential election, with the European Union mission saying it had seen no sign(...)

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