Americas: Transforming pain into hope: Human rights defenders in the Americas

Americas: Transforming pain into hope: Human rights defenders in the Americas

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Index Number: AMR 01/006/2012
Date Published: 7 December 2012
Categories: Americas

Human rights defenders in the Americas have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of human rights. However, as the clamour for human rights has grown in strength throughout the region, those at the forefront of these demands continue to be met with threats and violence. Those responsible are rarely brought to justice. Amnesty International urges governments throughout the region to fulfil their obligation to protect human rights defenders and to respect, protect and fulfil human rights for all.


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