Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

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14 November 2013

Youth activist Courtney Clay describes her involvement with Amnesty International's Human Rights Friendly Schools project in Bermuda - one of many such initiatives taking place around the world.

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05 November 2013

Presidential candidates in Honduras must promise to address the dire human rights crisis in the country if there is any chance of putting an end to the escalating levels of violence, insecurity and impunity.

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04 November 2013

After nearly 40 years of exile in the UK, Leopoldo García is the first Chilean torture survivor to win a landmark court case. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has just ruled that Chile should find those responsible for his abuse and award him compensation. 

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25 October 2013

Guatemala’s former military ruler Efraín Ríos Montt was the first in the continent to face genocide charges in court but the historic process is now in jeopardy.

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22 October 2013

The Mexican government’s fine words on human rights bear little resemblance to its actions on the ground, Amnesty International said one day before the country comes under the scrutiny of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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21 October 2013

There are serious ongoing concerns for the safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia amid escalating violence against them by the security forces and after their leaders received a death threat from a right-wing paramilitary group.

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18 October 2013

The Dominican Republic should not implement a Constitutional Court ruling that could leave hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of foreign descent stateless

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18 October 2013

A recent legislative change in the Dominican Republic is stripping dominicans of haitian descent of their nationality – and all the rights that come with it.

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16 October 2013

Former Chilean president Augusto Pinochet was detained in London on 16 October 1998 in a move that changed the idea of international justice forever.

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15 October 2013

A new photo exhibition documents the perils thousands of people from Central America face when making their way across Mexico every year.

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11 September 2013

Chilean author Isabel Allende remembers the military coup on 11 September 1973, and how it changed her own life and her country forever.

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11 September 2013

Authorities in Cuba must immediately and unconditionally release a political activist imprisoned solely because of his political views.

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11 September 2013

The first time Lelia Pérez felt the sear of a cattle prod it was at the hands of a Chilean soldier. She was a 16 year old high school student, used as a guinea pig to help Pinochet’s security services hone their skills in torture.

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28 August 2013

Hardly a day goes by when Gloria Elgueta doesn’t think about how her brother Martin may have spent his final days in a detention centre run by Pinochet’s political police five blocks away from their home.

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21 August 2013

After the 1973 coup in Chile, Ambassador Frode Nilsen dined with the military dictatorship’s highest-ranking officers. Behind their backs he smuggled dissidents to Norway. By Marianne Alfsen/Felix Media

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14 August 2013

A few months after Pinochet took power by force, Amnesty International's Roger Plant went to Chile to document the arbitrary detentions, torture and disappearances and produce a groundbreaking report.

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07 August 2013

During the Pinochet rule in Chile, José Zalaquett was twice arrested and ultimately forced into exile. Here, he shares his story and thoughts of what the figure of Pinochet means today.

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05 August 2013

The Cuban authorities must immediately and unconditionally release five men who have been named prisoners of conscience by Amnesty International.

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18 July 2013

The decision by the US military judge not to drop the charge accusing Private Bradley Manning of “aiding the enemy” is a travesty of justice.

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24 June 2013

The US authorities must not prosecute anyone for disclosing information about the government’s human rights violations, Amnesty International said after Edward Snowden was charged under the Espionage Act.

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