Italian court fined for ‘perpetuating sexist stereoypes’ in rape case ruling
Italy

Italian court fined for ‘perpetuating sexist stereoypes’ in rape case ruling

The Italian court was criticised for "playing down gender-based violence" after its ruling on a gang rape case referred to the alleged victim's sexuality and the colour of her underwear.

Rescue ship cleared to dock in Sicily with 373 migrants on board
Italy

Rescue ship cleared to dock in Sicily with 373 migrants on board

Sweden criticized by UN over Sami rights
Sweden

Sweden criticized by UN over Sami rights

Germany charges two Syrians with crimes against humanity
Germany

Germany charges two Syrians with crimes against humanity

European court rules against Denmark in human rights case
Denmark

European court rules against Denmark in human rights case

League senators furious over transgender Q&A with kids
Italy

League senators furious over transgender Q&A with kids

UN rights council renews Yemen war crimes probe
Switzerland

UN rights council renews Yemen war crimes probe

Guatemala anti-corruption duo wins Sweden’s ‘alternative Nobel prize’
Sweden

Guatemala anti-corruption duo wins Sweden’s ‘alternative Nobel prize’

Germany halts deportation of Chinese Muslims over human rights concerns
Germany

Germany halts deportation of Chinese Muslims over human rights concerns

Switzerland ‘regrets’ US decision to quit UN Human Rights Council
Switzerland

Switzerland ‘regrets’ US decision to quit UN Human Rights Council

Trump ‘cannot speak on behalf of the so-called free world’: Jagland
Norway

Trump ‘cannot speak on behalf of the so-called free world’: Jagland

‘There are all sorts of awful scenarios that could be unfolding’: Daughter fears for Swedish bookseller missing in China
Sweden

‘There are all sorts of awful scenarios that could be unfolding’: Daughter fears for Swedish bookseller missing in China

Swedish Foreign Minister and EU envoy urge China to release Gui Minhai
Sweden

Swedish Foreign Minister and EU envoy urge China to release Gui Minhai

Gui Minhai disappearance a ‘wake up call’: rights campaigners
Sweden

Gui Minhai disappearance a ‘wake up call’: rights campaigners

How a Stockholm-trained lawyer became a global LGBTQ rights star
Sweden

How a Stockholm-trained lawyer became a global LGBTQ rights star

UN urges Switzerland to fight harder against discrimination and racism
Switzerland

UN urges Switzerland to fight harder against discrimination and racism

Turkish prosecutors demand up to 15 years jail for Amnesty activists including Swede, German

Turkish prosecutors demand up to 15 years jail for Amnesty activists including Swede, German

German justice handed 27,000 images of ‘torture and killings by Assad regime’
Germany

German justice handed 27,000 images of ‘torture and killings by Assad regime’

Sweden summons Turkish ambassador over writer and activist arrests
Sweden

Sweden summons Turkish ambassador over writer and activist arrests

How Germany is racking its brains to find a way to deal with Turkey
Germany

How Germany is racking its brains to find a way to deal with Turkey

Germany summons Turkish envoy over detention of activist
Germany

Germany summons Turkish envoy over detention of activist

Germany urges treatment for cancer-stricken Chinese Nobel laureate
Germany

Germany urges treatment for cancer-stricken Chinese Nobel laureate

France’s anti-terror measures are curbing human rights, blasts Amnesty International
France

France’s anti-terror measures are curbing human rights, blasts Amnesty International

Norway ‘regrets’ Saudi activist deportation from Qatar
Norway

Norway ‘regrets’ Saudi activist deportation from Qatar

Uefa: Euros host nation ‘must respect human rights’
Switzerland

Uefa: Euros host nation ‘must respect human rights’

UN rights panel urges Italy to ensure access to safe abortions
Italy

UN rights panel urges Italy to ensure access to safe abortions

Italy told to pay damages to stabbed wife in landmark human rights case
Italy

Italy told to pay damages to stabbed wife in landmark human rights case

America First? Trump’s US prepares to talk human rights in Geneva
Switzerland

America First? Trump’s US prepares to talk human rights in Geneva

Seven reasons why Spain is failing on human rights
Spain

Seven reasons why Spain is failing on human rights

Amnesty blasts France’s human rights record: ‘It’s at tipping point’
France

Amnesty blasts France’s human rights record: ‘It’s at tipping point’

European court: Switzerland violated law on torture
Switzerland

European court: Switzerland violated law on torture

Italy must pay gay couple €20,000 for discrimination
Italy

Italy must pay gay couple €20,000 for discrimination

Report: Fifa must prove it respects human rights
Switzerland

Report: Fifa must prove it respects human rights

US scolds France for violent cops and dirty prisons
France

US scolds France for violent cops and dirty prisons

German comedian could face jail for insulting Erdogan
Germany

German comedian could face jail for insulting Erdogan

Six reasons why Spain is failing on human rights
Spain

Six reasons why Spain is failing on human rights

Del Ponte backs Russian intervention in Syria
Switzerland

Del Ponte backs Russian intervention in Syria

UN envoy in Geneva calls for Syria talks ‘pause’
Switzerland

UN envoy in Geneva calls for Syria talks ‘pause’

Syria crimes against humanity ‘should not be let off’: UN
Switzerland

Syria crimes against humanity ‘should not be let off’: UN

US to extradite Salvadoran colonel over Jesuit murders
Spain

US to extradite Salvadoran colonel over Jesuit murders

UN poised to start Syria peace talks in Geneva ‘without fail’
Switzerland

UN poised to start Syria peace talks in Geneva ‘without fail’

Should EU sanction China over Swede’s TV confession?
Sweden

Should EU sanction China over Swede’s TV confession?

Swede’s ‘confession’ in China scares EU chiefs
Sweden

Swede’s ‘confession’ in China scares EU chiefs

China stops access to Swedish campaigner
Sweden

China stops access to Swedish campaigner

Swedish human rights worker held in China
Sweden

Swedish human rights worker held in China

UK’s internet spying bill ‘threatens rights’
Switzerland

UK’s internet spying bill ‘threatens rights’

UN rights chief slams Cuba for activist arrests
Switzerland

UN rights chief slams Cuba for activist arrests

‘It’s not an immigration crisis; it’s a European values crisis’
Sweden

‘It’s not an immigration crisis; it’s a European values crisis’

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Switzerland

UAE activist wins human rights ‘Nobel prize’

Geneva efforts continue on Syrian peace talks
Switzerland

Geneva efforts continue on Syrian peace talks

Ai Weiwei ‘loves Berlin’, plans long stay
Germany

Ai Weiwei ‘loves Berlin’, plans long stay

Breivik takes Norway to court on human rights
Norway

Breivik takes Norway to court on human rights

Italy denies role in CIA rendition of imam
Italy

Italy denies role in CIA rendition of imam

Steinmeier: Armenia wasn’t genocide
Germany

Steinmeier: Armenia wasn’t genocide

Germany to expand disability rights
Germany

Germany to expand disability rights

Merkel must be firm with Modi: Amnesty
Germany

Merkel must be firm with Modi: Amnesty

UN expert slams rise in Iran executions
Switzerland

UN expert slams rise in Iran executions

Amnesty slams Italy for migrant care
Italy

Amnesty slams Italy for migrant care

Rwandan man guilty of genocide: Norway court
Norway

Rwandan man guilty of genocide: Norway court

Madrid’s shocking slum shames Spanish capital
Spain

Madrid’s shocking slum shames Spanish capital

Germany to lead UN Human Rights Council
Germany

Germany to lead UN Human Rights Council

Denmark pressures Swaziland on free rights
Denmark

Denmark pressures Swaziland on free rights

Foreigner kicked out of Spain for stealing meat
Spain

Foreigner kicked out of Spain for stealing meat

‘Incest should be legal,’ says ethics board
Germany

‘Incest should be legal,’ says ethics board

Austria bans cage beds in psychiatric hospitals
Austria

Austria bans cage beds in psychiatric hospitals

Israel’s actions ‘may be war crimes’: Pillay
Switzerland

Israel’s actions ‘may be war crimes’: Pillay

Pillay backs Tiananmen Square protesters
Switzerland

Pillay backs Tiananmen Square protesters

Humans rights chief decries Syrian torture
Switzerland

Humans rights chief decries Syrian torture

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Switzerland

UN probe decries Syrian sieges and starvation

Syrian cineaste ‘denied visit to Swiss festival’
Switzerland

Syrian cineaste ‘denied visit to Swiss festival’

Foreigners and women face Swiss problems: US
Switzerland

Foreigners and women face Swiss problems: US

UN’s Syria mediator should keep open mind
Switzerland

UN’s Syria mediator should keep open mind

US and Russia bid to unblock Syria talks
Switzerland

US and Russia bid to unblock Syria talks

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Switzerland

Geneva talks between Syrian rivals bog down

Holder hails Sweden as human rights ‘champion’
Sweden

Holder hails Sweden as human rights ‘champion’

‘You killed my son!’: Mum confronts Syrian regime
Switzerland

‘You killed my son!’: Mum confronts Syrian regime

Syria foes note progress in Geneva peace talks
Switzerland

Syria foes note progress in Geneva peace talks

Bitter words mark Syria peace talks opening
Switzerland

Bitter words mark Syria peace talks opening

Syrian envoys say Assad regime ‘untouchable’
Switzerland

Syrian envoys say Assad regime ‘untouchable’

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Switzerland

Swiss-bound Syrian group delayed by Greeks

Montreux talks on Syria to proceed without Iran
Switzerland

Montreux talks on Syria to proceed without Iran

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Switzerland

Iran’s role in Syria peace talks reaches impasse

Syria talks move from Geneva to Montreux
Switzerland

Syria talks move from Geneva to Montreux

Syrian conflict drives UN call for record aid
Switzerland

Syrian conflict drives UN call for record aid

Hollande spells out demands for Iran deal
Switzerland

Hollande spells out demands for Iran deal

Mafia trial ‘abuses’ solitary confinement
Sweden

Mafia trial ‘abuses’ solitary confinement

Syria peace hopes pinned on more Geneva talks
Switzerland

Syria peace hopes pinned on more Geneva talks

Geneva talks launched over Syria’s future
Switzerland

Geneva talks launched over Syria’s future

Puma signs Bangladesh factory safety pact
Germany

Puma signs Bangladesh factory safety pact

Red face for Green head who high-fived Iran rep
Germany

Red face for Green head who high-fived Iran rep

Bosch under fire for China prison tech sales
Germany

Bosch under fire for China prison tech sales

Prisoners threaten strikes over conditions
Germany

Prisoners threaten strikes over conditions

Germany gets on UN Human Rights Council
Germany

Germany gets on UN Human Rights Council

UN: immigrant women need better protection
Germany

UN: immigrant women need better protection

Jail for incest man justified – court
Germany

Jail for incest man justified – court

Millionaire couple ‘kept girl like Cinderella’
Germany

Millionaire couple ‘kept girl like Cinderella’

Germany signs €3 bln in deals with Kazakhstan
Germany

Germany signs €3 bln in deals with Kazakhstan

Merkel plays down future Russian gas dependence
Germany

Merkel plays down future Russian gas dependence

MP calls for holiday brochures to contain human rights info
Germany

MP calls for holiday brochures to contain human rights info

Russian envoy slams retraction of Putin’s prize
Germany

Russian envoy slams retraction of Putin’s prize

Quadriga withdraws award for Putin
Germany

Quadriga withdraws award for Putin

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei accepts position at Berlin university
Germany

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei accepts position at Berlin university

Merkel under fire for Saudi tank deal
Germany

Merkel under fire for Saudi tank deal

Media roundup: Berlin’s dance with the dragon
Germany

Media roundup: Berlin’s dance with the dragon

Berlin treads China human rights tightrope
Germany

Berlin treads China human rights tightrope

Germany to press China on human rights and artist Ai Weiwei
Germany

Germany to press China on human rights and artist Ai Weiwei

Berlin condemns arrest of Chinese artist
Germany

Berlin condemns arrest of Chinese artist

Germany ‘very worried’ about unrest in Egypt
Germany

Germany ‘very worried’ about unrest in Egypt

Rwandan genocide trial opens in Frankfurt
Germany

Rwandan genocide trial opens in Frankfurt

Iranian woman facing stoning to sue journalists
Germany

Iranian woman facing stoning to sue journalists

Berlin condemns closure of OSCE office in Belarus
Germany

Berlin condemns closure of OSCE office in Belarus

Berlin ‘very worried’ after Khodorkovsky sentence
Germany

Berlin ‘very worried’ after Khodorkovsky sentence

Families given access to jailed journalists in Iran
Germany

Families given access to jailed journalists in Iran

Rwandan Hutu rebels indicted for war crimes
Germany

Rwandan Hutu rebels indicted for war crimes

Khodorkovsky trial called ‘step back’ for Russia
Germany

Khodorkovsky trial called ‘step back’ for Russia

Germans held in Iran accused of espionage
Germany

Germans held in Iran accused of espionage

Russia’s ex-oligarch Khodorkovsky receives human rights prize
Germany

Russia’s ex-oligarch Khodorkovsky receives human rights prize

Iran grants consular access to detained Germans
Germany

Iran grants consular access to detained Germans

Iran claims Germans admit wrongdoing
Germany

Iran claims Germans admit wrongdoing

Merkel demands Iran releases journalists
Germany

Merkel demands Iran releases journalists

Iran arrests ‘fake’ German journalists
Germany

Iran arrests ‘fake’ German journalists

Germany asks China to release Nobel laureate
Germany

Germany asks China to release Nobel laureate

Poo smears, swastikas breach inmate rights
Germany

Poo smears, swastikas breach inmate rights

Russia identifies activist’s killer after prodding from Merkel
Germany

Russia identifies activist’s killer after prodding from Merkel

Amnesty says Germany not probing police abuse
Germany

Amnesty says Germany not probing police abuse

Germany uses foreign torture intel, report says
Germany

Germany uses foreign torture intel, report says

Hamburg authorities criticised after teen deportee’s death
Germany

Hamburg authorities criticised after teen deportee’s death

Westerwelle debates human rights with Saudis
Germany

Westerwelle debates human rights with Saudis

High court orders retrial in asylum-seeker death
Germany

High court orders retrial in asylum-seeker death

Anti-racism groups slam ‘Black Like Me’ film
Germany

Anti-racism groups slam ‘Black Like Me’ film

Exploring the business of books at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Germany

Exploring the business of books at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Dissident writers coming to Frankfurt Book Fair
Germany

Dissident writers coming to Frankfurt Book Fair

Vietnamese reporter sacked over Berlin Wall blog post
Germany

Vietnamese reporter sacked over Berlin Wall blog post

Police break up protest against mass Vietnamese deportation
Germany

Police break up protest against mass Vietnamese deportation

Steinmeier prods China on human rights
Germany

Steinmeier prods China on human rights

Amnesty criticizes deaths in German police custody
Germany

Amnesty criticizes deaths in German police custody

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Sweden

Sweden accused of human rights hypocrisy

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Sweden

Government calls for Eritrea to release Swedish journalist

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Sweden

Sweden broke UN torture convention

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Sweden

Reinfeldt pushes China over political prisoners

Amnesty rights report won’t stop minister’s Olympic travel
Sweden

Amnesty rights report won’t stop minister’s Olympic travel

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Sweden

Swedish police accused of concealing evidence

EU court orders compensation for satellite dish eviction
Sweden

EU court orders compensation for satellite dish eviction

Norwegian group joins case against Sweden’s wiretapping law
Sweden

Norwegian group joins case against Sweden’s wiretapping law

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Sweden

Sweden slammed for UN rights failures

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Sweden

Sweden offers refuge to exiled Iranian activist

Swedish pavilion at Expo aims to strengthen country’s brand
Sweden

Swedish pavilion at Expo aims to strengthen country’s brand

Swedish oil company accused of war crimes
Sweden

Swedish oil company accused of war crimes

Prosecutor to investigate oil firm accusations
Sweden

Prosecutor to investigate oil firm accusations

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Sweden

Sweden defends dictator invites

Lundin Petroleum up after Norway oil find
Sweden

Lundin Petroleum up after Norway oil find

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Sweden

Rwandan journo emerges from Sweden hiding

Lundin: war crimes allegations ‘unfounded’
Sweden

Lundin: war crimes allegations ‘unfounded’

Loreen visits Azerbaijani women’s shelter
Sweden

Loreen visits Azerbaijani women’s shelter

‘I wanted to show support to Yulia’: Swedish host
Sweden

‘I wanted to show support to Yulia’: Swedish host

Swedes launch teddy bear ‘assault’ on Belarus
Sweden

Swedes launch teddy bear ‘assault’ on Belarus

Doubts cast over Belarus teddy bear drop
Sweden

Doubts cast over Belarus teddy bear drop

Belarus teddy bear ‘bombers’ unmasked
Sweden

Belarus teddy bear ‘bombers’ unmasked

Journalist arrested over Swedish teddy bear pics
Sweden

Journalist arrested over Swedish teddy bear pics

‘You’re a clown’: Swedish PR firm to Belarusian leader Lukashenko
Sweden

‘You’re a clown’: Swedish PR firm to Belarusian leader Lukashenko

Swedes slam Belarus over teddy bear arrests
Sweden

Swedes slam Belarus over teddy bear arrests

Lukashenko confirms Swedish teddy bear flight
Sweden

Lukashenko confirms Swedish teddy bear flight

Belarus asks Lithuania to probe teddy bear claims
Sweden

Belarus asks Lithuania to probe teddy bear claims

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Sweden

Swedish embassy in Belarus receives threat

Teddy-drop team invites Lukashenko to Sweden
Sweden

Teddy-drop team invites Lukashenko to Sweden

Lithuania warns Belarus and summons envoy
Sweden

Lithuania warns Belarus and summons envoy

Lithuania to probe Swedish teddy-drop stunt
Sweden

Lithuania to probe Swedish teddy-drop stunt

Belarus sacks foreign minister after teddy drop
Sweden

Belarus sacks foreign minister after teddy drop

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Sweden

‘Sweden must do more to combat racism’

Sweden to probe Belarus teddy-drop stunt
Sweden

Sweden to probe Belarus teddy-drop stunt

Human rights group releases activists’ alarm
Sweden

Human rights group releases activists’ alarm

Catalonia lifts veil on ‘burqa ban’ plans
Spain

Catalonia lifts veil on ‘burqa ban’ plans

France ordered to pay drug traffickers damages
France

France ordered to pay drug traffickers damages

Informers claim Syria nerve gas use: UN official
Switzerland

Informers claim Syria nerve gas use: UN official

Court orders France to pay €10,000 to murderer
France

Court orders France to pay €10,000 to murderer

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Switzerland

UN rights chief calls Iraq executions ‘obscene’

French journalist to head home after release in Iraq
France

French journalist to head home after release in Iraq

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Switzerland

UN urges Iran to stop arresting journalists

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France

Psychiatric unit told to lift sex ban on patients

Minister: Swiss ‘wise’ to go slow on human rights
Switzerland

Minister: Swiss ‘wise’ to go slow on human rights

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France

Probe launched into Michelin Indian factory

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Switzerland

Bern violated Youssef Nada’s rights: court

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Switzerland

Swiss government told to launch Bush probe

Swiss politicians to travel with Gaza flotilla
Switzerland

Swiss politicians to travel with Gaza flotilla

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France

France condemns Syrian ‘brutality’

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Switzerland

US slams Switzerland on human trafficking

UN human rights chief bashes Austrian migration policies
Austria

UN human rights chief bashes Austrian migration policies

UN to send human rights team to Italy to investigate attacks on migrants
Italy

UN to send human rights team to Italy to investigate attacks on migrants

Merkel met wives of jailed human rights lawyers during China visit
Germany

Merkel met wives of jailed human rights lawyers during China visit

Switzerland’s tough stance on migrants criticized by Amnesty International
Switzerland

Switzerland’s tough stance on migrants criticized by Amnesty International

EU human rights chief wants clarity on Italy-Libya migrant pact
Italy

EU human rights chief wants clarity on Italy-Libya migrant pact

Asylum seeker wins European court appeal against deportation from Switzerland
Switzerland

Asylum seeker wins European court appeal against deportation from Switzerland

Court: Swiss treatment of Afghan immigrant family went against human rights
Switzerland

Court: Swiss treatment of Afghan immigrant family went against human rights

Report: asylum seekers in Switzerland are too restricted
Switzerland

Report: asylum seekers in Switzerland are too restricted

Opinion: With Trump US president, Sweden must stand up for human rights
Sweden

Opinion: With Trump US president, Sweden must stand up for human rights

Merkel urged to address Turkmenistan rights record
Germany

Merkel urged to address Turkmenistan rights record

Rights experts call for calm after string of violent attacks
Germany

Rights experts call for calm after string of violent attacks

How France is failing to protect foreigners’ rights
France

How France is failing to protect foreigners’ rights

Amnesty criticizes Swiss treatment of foreigners
Switzerland

Amnesty criticizes Swiss treatment of foreigners

Berlin ‘neglecting refugees’ human rights’: Amnesty
Germany

Berlin ‘neglecting refugees’ human rights’: Amnesty

Breivik delays hunger strike for March trial
Norway

Breivik delays hunger strike for March trial

Spain loses asylum seeker deportation battle
Spain

Spain loses asylum seeker deportation battle

‘EU needs to deliver as values crisis looms’
Sweden

‘EU needs to deliver as values crisis looms’

Merkel ‘should push Putin for reforms’
Germany

Merkel ‘should push Putin for reforms’

Officer fined for asylum seeker death in jail
Germany

Officer fined for asylum seeker death in jail

Merkel gives mixed review of China trip
Germany

Merkel gives mixed review of China trip

Ai Weiwei’s release must be first step says Merkel
Germany

Ai Weiwei’s release must be first step says Merkel

European court rules preventive detention of sex offenders unjust
Germany

European court rules preventive detention of sex offenders unjust

Merkel tells Burma to free all political prisoners
Germany

Merkel tells Burma to free all political prisoners

Kurdish-German fights Iranian Interpol listing
Germany

Kurdish-German fights Iranian Interpol listing

Merkel slams China for jailing dissident
Germany

Merkel slams China for jailing dissident

Merkel vows to prod China over human rights
Germany

Merkel vows to prod China over human rights

Merkel and Medvedev meet for economy talks
Germany

Merkel and Medvedev meet for economy talks