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Latest Reports

September 25, 2014

Every year, thousands of women and girls are denied their rights and choices by El Salvador’s total ban on abortion and its criminalization. Women and girls who are carrying an unwanted pregnancy are confronted with two options: commit a crime by...

September 23, 2014

This report focuses on China's growing manufacture, sale and trade of a wide range of law enforcement equipment. Of particular concern is equipment known as "tools of torture", intrinsically abusive devices such as electric shock stun batons and n...

September 18, 2014

Torture is a routine occurrence in Nigeria, largely to extract "confessions" or as punishment for alleged crimes. Hundreds of suspects in police and military custody across the country are being subjected to a range of physical and psychological t...

September 4, 2014

Anyone arrested in Mexico is potentially at risk of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Torture and other ill-treatment are frequently used as investigative tools to get "information" and "confessions" from suspe...