The UK government and arms firms based in Scotland were condemned in a Human Rights Watch report for selling weapons to an Egyptian regime that tortures children by waterboarding and electrocution.
The number of times tasers were deployed by Police Scotland has risen sharply, with senior officers pledging to make sure they are "available in all our communities all of the time."
Executives of a US arms firm which makes smart bombs in Fife could face investigation for potentially aiding and abetting alleged war crimes in Yemen by a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia.
Arms firms in Scotland are failing to make human rights checks which could prevent their products from being used in potential war crimes.
The UK government broke the law by selling arms to Saudi Arabia, the Court of Appeal says in a landmark ruling.
Concerns raised with the Scottish Government over its relationship with an arms company that sold Hong Kong tear gas apparently used by police during clashes with protestors.
Human rights campaigners have criticised Scottish Liberal Democrat MP, Alistair Carmichael, and his team after two of his researchers were treated to gifts and a day at the races by the Qatari government.
Recent statistics showed that violent crime against sex workers almost doubled after the 'Nordic model' was introduced in Ireland.
There have been 366 alleged war crimes in Yemen but only 79 investigations by the Saudi-led coalition - and none by the Ministry of Defence.