A groundbreaking documentary about an Ecuadorian Indigenous community’s successful legal battle has won a prestigious award.
The US military has repatriated of Guantánamo detainee Omar Khadr to his native Canada.
Venezuela's decision to pull out of the Inter-American Court is an affront to the victims of human rights violations.
The ninth death of a Guantánamo detainee highlights the urgent need for the US authorities to end indefinite detention there.
More progress is needed in a cross-border investigation into former officials accused of extrajudicial executions in Guatemala.
Court ignores flaws in the Israeli military’s internal investigation into the death of the US activist killed by a bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory.
The decision by Mexico’s National Supreme Court to refer a case involving human rights violations by military personnel to a civilian not a military court, must become a binding precedent.
A Guatemalan court has sentenced an ex-police chief to 70 years in prison for the 1981 disappearance and torture of a university student.
The Texas authorities should commute the death sentence of a prisoner assessed as having a mental disability but facing execution in under a week.
A regional human rights court has ruled that Ecuador was responsible for human rights violations against the Sarayaku Indigenous community in the Amazon.
Ecuador’s authorities are misuing the judicial system to clamp down on indigenous and campesino leaders involved in social conflicts over development projects.
Julian Assange views Ecuador as a safe haven but for many who live there, planted firmly in their lands, justice remains a distant reality.
Indigenous activists José Ramón Aniceto Gómez and Pascual Agustín Cruz are victims of a justice system that often discriminates against poor and indigenous people.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Mexico authorities urged to cancel arrest warrants for five colleagues of indigenous activist freed due to irregularities in the case against him.
Five former paramilitaries have each been sentenced to nearly 8,000 years in prison for their role in one of the bloodiest mass killings of Guatemala's civil war.
Serious concerns remain in Guatemala as the UN Human Rights Committee is due to evaluate the country's human rights performance.
Pedro Pimentel Ríos is the fifth former soldier in Guatemala to be convicted for his role in the 1982 killings of more than 250 people in a rural village.
Haitian authorities have dropped the case against former leader Jean-Claude Duvalier, who is accused of crimes against humanity during his rule.