After a two-week stand-off with Italian authorities, a ship carrying dozens of people rescued at sea has defied Italy’s refusal to let the vessel enter Italian waters. The situation on board, said the ship’s captain, was “more desperate than ever”.

There are more humane ways to help migrant children detained at the US border than separating them from their families and keeping them in holding cells that don’t have enough food, water, or care.

Following harrowing testimony by a young woman who was brutally raped by former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh, Gambia’s Minister of Justice has called on all women with allegations of sexual violence against Jammeh to come forward. Research by Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International had exposed how Jammeh had used state resources and institutions to force or coerce young women into having sex with him.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is seeking an investigation into crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar. Her move could bring victims and survivors of military atrocities committed in Rakhine State one step closer to justice.

A decade of Germany’s conservative government in power has seen a surge of radical right wing activity on the streets, in social media, and in legislatures, writes Constanze Stelzenmüller in today’s Financial Times.

As pressure built against Kazakhstan at the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conference in Geneva this month to address the country’s poor record on trade union rights, authorities back home are seeking to jail an independent trade union leader.

In South Sudan the rule of law has just seen a dark moment.