Lawless militias and armed groups on all sides of the conflict in western Libya are carrying out rampant human rights abuses, including war crimes, according to a new briefing from Amnesty International.
El Salvador came under pressure from nine countries at the United Nations last night to amend its repressive and out-dated abortion laws. The effects of these laws amount to institutionalised violence, torture and other forms of ill-treatment against women and girls, said Amnesty International.
The Aceh parliament of Indonesia has passed a Shari’a (Islamic law) bylaw that would criminalise, among other things, same-sex sexual relations and consensual sex outside marriage, punishable by caning.
A constitutional amendment is currently pending before the Parliament of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia that will discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the enjoyment of their family life and all the reproductive and social rights associated with marriage.