Peru former President Alberto Fujimori, long accused of human rights abuses including an attack on leftist insurgents and the ordering of two massacres, will be sentenced on April 7. Fujimori says he has seen no evidence proving his guilt.
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, accused of leading a "dirty war" against leftist insurgents, testifies in his human rights abuse trial on Wednesday. Already serving six years for abuse of power, he faces a further 30 years in jail.
US President Barack Obama’s administration has decided to seek a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, reversing a Bush administration policy. The next round of Council elections will be held on May 15th.
French women's rights defence movement Neither Whores Nor Submissives is hoping to work in Morocco but both the authorities and the country's Islamic party have already made it clear the group is not welcome.
It's been a long struggle for Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, and her work as a human rights attorney only gets tougher. Despite threats and intimidation, she continues working from inside Iran to promote justice and equality.
Tensions rose in the Tibetan town of Aba in the Sichuan province, when a monk was reportedly shot by police after setting himself ablaze to protest against Chinese rule. Official media confirmed the monk's act of self-immolation.
China has told the United States to stop acting as a human rights guardian, just days after a visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Beijing appeared to signal a detente between the world powers on the sensitive issue.
The US State Department released its annual human rights survey, spotlighting dire conditions in North Korea, China, Zimbabwe, and the former USSR. The US vowed to heed international concerns about its own record.
Before returning home from her Asian tour, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a gesture to Chinese civil society by receiving two dozen women's rights activists at the US embassy in Beijing and visiting a state-approved church.