New Cambo owner on UN blacklist for doing business in the West Bank
Firm which owns the Cambo oil field is on a United Nations blacklist for doing business in Israeli-occupied West Bank settlements,
Privacy watchdog orders Police Scotland to up standards at mobile phone labs
Police Scotland has failed to meet official standards for gathering evidence from mobile phones, according to a Watchdog report.
Human rights concerns raised over cuts to social care
The Scottish Human Rights Commission has raised “deep concerns” as new research highlights many people relying on social care packages at home have had those reduced or completely withdrawn.
Pakistani human rights defender in hiding after parents charged with terrorism
Gulalai Ismail has been targeted by Pakistani security services, accused of a litany of crimes including sedition, financing terrorism and defaming state institutions.
Scotland urged to reject sex work policy linked to violent crime increase in Ireland
Recent statistics showed that violent crime against sex workers almost doubled after the 'Nordic model' was introduced in Ireland.
UK businessman in Belarus penal colony without fair trial, say campaigners
A British businessman has been denied a fair trial and incarcerated for 20 months in “terrible” conditions in Belarus, according to human rights campaigners.
Critics allege “strong arm” tactics by Scottish Government over Named Person Bill
Scottish Government officials contacted organisations after they had submitted written evidence but before they gave oral evidence on the Named Person Bill to a Holyrood committee.
Poor housing for refugees causing ‘suffering and stress’
People seeking asylum are being bullied, evicted and suffering in poor quality accommodation, say groups submitting evidence to a Westminster inquiry.
Scots politicians back UN call for Yemen war crimes investigation
A new report on human rights violations in Yemen from the UN said 3799 civilians have now been killed and 6711 injured in the 17 month war.