Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty

Death penalty

Fight to end death penalty: Sub-Saharan Africa a beacon of hope

Twenty countries across sub-Saharan Africa have now abolished the death penalty - the world should follow their lead.

Fight to end death penalty: Sub-Saharan Africa a beacon of hope

Human Rights

Is the tide turning on oppressive leaders?

2017 was a year when many oppressed people across the globe made a defiant declaration in unison: That's it.

Is the tide turning on oppressive leaders?

War & Conflict

The long road to justice for Chad's Hissene Habre

It is moments like these that we can draw on in darker times.

The long road to justice for Chad's Hissene Habre

Roma

Why Roma kids don't fit in at Czech schools

Racism against Roma people is rampant in Czech educational institutions.

Why Roma kids don't fit in at Czech schools

Humanitarian crises

Palestinian homes as targets

Amnesty International discloses details of a series of Israeli attacks carried out in Gaza on Palest

Palestinian homes as targets

War & Conflict

No one to trust, nowhere to turn

Amnesty International has uncovered evidence of brutal extrajudicial killings and massacres in Niger

No one to trust, nowhere to turn

Politics

Nigeria: A serious test of stability

World Economic Forum on Africa opens in Nigeria under long shadow cast by the plight of abducted schoolgirls.

Nigeria: A serious test of stability

Politics

Lessons from beyond the mass grave

Institutional mechanisms for intervention after the Rwandan genocide did not prevent violence in CAR and South Sudan.

Lessons from beyond the mass grave

Politics

Governments can no longer shirk human rights responsibility

A new UN protocol raises economic and cultural rights to the same prominence as civil and political rights.

Governments can no longer shirk human rights responsibility

China

Ignoring global inequality

International law should be enforcing governments to create frameworks that foster citizens to realise their rights.

Ignoring global inequality

Niger

Nigerian government should address the problems

If "official lawlessness is denied and goes unpunished", Nigeria will not gain the stability it so badly needs.

Nigerian government should address the problems

Politics

Passing judgement on ten years of the ICC

The criminal court is a great achievement in international justice, but it must do better in its next decade.

Passing judgement on ten years of the ICC