A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.
A women’s rights lawyer who prosecuted members of the Taliban is among thousands of Afghans stranded in the country two years after the UK vowed to relocate them.
Amnesty International, together with the Argentine North East Lawyers Organization (ANDHES), has submitted an urgent appeal to the UN on behalf of human rights lawyer Alberto Elías Nallar, who was arrested last month under charges of “treason”.
Six years after prominent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng disappeared from his cave-dwelling home in the northern Chinese province of Shaanxi, rights groups and his family are still calling for his release.
The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is highly concerned about the recent news that lawyers belonging to the Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan – a numeric minority community in the country – are being required to renounce their religion as a prerequisite to practice law.
Police are investigating the murder of activist lawyer Ayanda Gladile who was shot on Sunday close to his home in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
Over a dozen human rights organisations have penned a letter to United States President Joe Biden, calling on the US government to press the Bahraini authorities to immediately release Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja.
An Iranian journalist has said she had no regrets over posting a picture of herself without a headscarf in defiance of Iran’s dress laws, sharing a similar image following her latest release from jail.
Tanzanian police have arrested a lawyer and an opposition politician and accused them of incitement and planning to organise nationwide demonstrations aimed at bringing down the government.
On Monday, a Montana state court ruled in favour of the 16 youth plaintiffs who sued the state for anti-climate policies they argued were unconstitutional. The court’s landmark decision in Held v. Montana has been hailed as the first major climate litigation victory in the United States.
Pressure is mounting on the UK government to obtain assurances from the United Arab Emirates that Britons who stage protests in Dubai around the COP28 UN climate summit this autumn will not face arrest.