Former Haitian leader Jean-Claude Duvalier faced a court hearing regarding human rights abuses committed during his time in office.
Paul Howell is due to be executed next week without a review of his appeal claims after his lawyer missed a filing deadline.
US President Barack Obama must revisit the promise he made in 2009 to close the Guantánamo detention facility and commit to releasing the detainees or bringing them to fair trial.
A former Argentine minister and 22 former military officials have been found guilty for their involvement in the kidnapping, murder and torture of social activists in the 1970s.
President Bouterse must not be allowed to walk away from his responsibility in the torture and death of 15 people in Suriname in December 1982.
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.
The US authorities must urgently take action to correct a decade of human wrongs and cruelty carried out within the Guantánamo facility in Cuba.
Proper consultation with Indigenous Peoples, rural workers and civil society groups is the only way the Guatemalan authorities can prevent violence erupting at protests.
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and state Governor Rick Perry should grant clemency to an African American man due to be executed on 18 October.
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.