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

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20 March 2013

A new Amnesty International report says that reckless and illegal arms supplies from Europe, Africa and China continue to fuel grave human rights abuses in the country.

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14 February 2013

Angola must not send to the Democratic Republic of Congo nine detainees held on charges in connection with allegedly attempting to destabilise the government there.

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01 February 2013

A new Amnesty International media briefing says the Malian army and Islamist armed groups have committed of serious human rights abuses.

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30 January 2013

Amnesty International's new report says delays in implementing new laws on policing may lead to a repeat of 2007's post-election violence.

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24 January 2013

A new Amnesty International report says unlawful killings, torture and other abuses are being used to clamp down on political opponents and activists.

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22 January 2013

The four people, who helped a woman who reported being raped by state security forces, have been detained for over a week without charge.

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16 January 2013

Today’s announcement that the ICC will open an investigation into crimes under international law committed in Mali's conflict is a crucial step towards justice.

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12 December 2012

Sudan must end its violent repression of demonstrations, Amnesty International said in the wake of a week of unrest that saw many protesters arrested or injured.

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26 October 2012

More than 200 people have faced illegal detention and torture in Côte D’Ivoire, with many still languishing behind bars, Amnesty International can reveal.

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08 October 2012

Rwanda’s military intelligence department has illegally held scores of civilians in military detention without charge or trial amid credible claims of torture.

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03 October 2012

Far from bringing security to the region, the SPLA and the police auxiliary forces have committed shocking human rights violations.

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20 September 2012

As conflict continues in Mali, civilians are on the receiving end of horrific abuses including amputations, sexual violence and extra-judicial executions.

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05 September 2012

Mauritania should have surrendered Abdullah al-Senussi to the ICC instead of extraditing him to Libya.

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31 July 2012

A new report details brutal abuses committed by soldiers loyal to Mali's military Junta against soldiers and police officers involved in an attempted counter-coup.

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20 July 2012

A new ICJ ruling has found that Senegal must immediately prosecute former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré.

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18 July 2012

Mali has referred the situation in the country to the ICC, indicating that its own national authorities are unable to prosecute war crimes.

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28 May 2012

Nigerian trade union leader Osmond Ugwu was detained in October 2011 and jailed for three months on trumped-up charges.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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13 April 2012

Instead of putting an end to extrajudicial executions, the Nigeria Police Force is investigating a human rights official who spoke out on the issue.

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08 March 2012

The Lord's Resistance Army leader is charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes as documented by the Kony 2012 campaign.

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