Asia

UN raises concerns over abuses, torture in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka slow in addressing atrocities, UN says, calling for a clear timeline for prosecuting crimes during civil war.

UN raises concerns over abuses, torture in Sri Lanka

Human Rights

Tunisia security forces accused of harassment, torture

Tunisia denies policy of torture by state forces after group says rise in 'brutal tactics' threatens democratic reforms.

Amnesty accuses Tunisia security forces of abuses

Sexual assault

4,444 children 'abused' by Australian Catholic priests

More than 1,250 Catholic priests accused of child sex abuse in Australia with few allegations pursued in cover-up drive.

'Shocking' scale of Catholic Church sex crimes revealed

Greece

Women fear 'violence and rape' in Greece refugee camps

Study casts light on conditions women endure in refugee camps as they attempt to reach northern Europe.

RRDP: Women fear violence and rape in refugee camps

Burundi

Burundi moves to quit the International Criminal Court

Lower house of parliament passes draft law to exit ICC after UN launches probe into alleged human rights abuses.

Burundi moves to quit the International Criminal Court

Indonesia

Indonesia backs death penalty against child sex abusers

Tough new punishments aimed at combating alarming rate of child sex abuse, but activists say measures will not work.

Indonesia: Death penalty, castration for child rapists

Africa

Former US missionary jailed for abusing Kenya orphans

Durham, 21-year-old volunteer, handed 40-year sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing children.

Former US missionary jailed for abusing Kenya orphans

Abuse

Australian sex abuse victims dismayed at no Pope visit

Vatican said 15 victims in Rome could not meet the pontiff as they didn't make request through proper channels.

Australian sex abuse victims dismayed at no Pope visit

Australia

Australia: Victims decry cardinal's sex abuse denials

Top-ranking Vatican cardinal George Pell denied involvement in sex abuse cover-ups, as victims still deal with trauma.

Australia: Victims decry cardinal's sex abuse denials

Vatican

Australian cardinal: Church 'mucked up' on sex abuse

George Pell, the Vatican's finance minister, faces grilling via video link from Australian child sex abuse inquiry.

Crime

Man convicted of killing wife, posting Facebook photo

Man guilty of second-degree murder after shooting wife and putting photo of blood-spattered body on Facebook.

Man convicted of killing wife, posting Facebook photo

Human Rights

Abuse of young boys rises in Pakistan: report

Activists say more boys between the ages of six and 10 are being attacked, but overall abuse cases decline.

Pakistan: Sexual abuse of young boys rises

Human Rights

Indonesia 'to chemically castrate' child sex abusers

Senior officials say punishment that curbs sex drive of paedophiles aims to combat alarming rate of abuse.

Indonesia 'to chemically castrate' child sex abusers

People & Power

Jamaica's Silent Children

An investigation into the high rate of child sex abuse in Jamaica and the government's failure to protect its children.

Fault Lines

Under The Microscope: The FBI Hair Cases

Fault Lines investigates the legacy of flawed forensics at the FBI and how it continues to affect many lives today.