Members of the armed forces and police suspected of criminal responsibility in serious human rights violations may evade justice because of a planned constitutional reform in Colombia.
Jean-Marie Simon lived and worked in Guatemala as a photojournalist between 1980 and 1988, a period of extreme violence and brutality in the country.
A former child soldier recalls the bloodiest chapter in Guatemala's armed conflict, which resulted in more than 200,000 deaths and widespread human rights abuses.
In the early 1980s the Guatemalan army and police killed or kidnapped scores of people in the capital.
Fredy Peccerelli, Director of the Guatemalan Foundation of Forensic Anthropology, describes his organization's painstaking work to uncover human remains in Guatemala.
It took Guatemalan Ana Lucia Cuevas nearly two decades and a news story to find out her brother had been murdered.
Tens of thousands of slum-dwellers in Rio de Janeiro are the focus of an NGO campaign on human rights ahead police plans to "pacify" the area.
El Salvador must finally deliver justice for a brutal massacre that took place three decades ago, Amnesty International urged today in an open letter to President Mauricio Funes.
Proper consultation with Indigenous Peoples, rural workers and civil society groups is the only way the Guatemalan authorities can prevent violence erupting at protests.
In 2011, Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) received 1,669 reports of torture and ill-treatment by police and security forces.
The Colombian authorities have failed to make real progress in bringing to justice those responsible for conflict-related sexual crimes.
Venezuela's decision to pull out of the Inter-American Court is an affront to the victims of human rights violations.
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory.
The survivors and relatives of the 1982 El Calabozo massacre demand justice from El Salvador's authorities.
Guatemalan human rights defenders working on social, economic and cultural rights are harassed and attacked on a regular basis
Decades after El Salvador's armed conflict, hundreds of families still search for children who were taken from them amid the fighting.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Six journalists have been killed in less than a month in Mexico, raising grave concerns about freedom of expression.
Presidential elections in Dominican Republic offer an "extraordinary opportunity" in the battle for human rights.
Brazil has taken important steps to address the horrific crimes committed during the regime of 1964-1985.