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

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25 April 2012

Brazil has taken important steps to address the horrific crimes committed during the regime of 1964-1985.

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18 April 2012

A Mexican man who denounced federal police for kidnapping, torture and extortion has been found dead.

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16 March 2012

Two new measures to protect Mexico's journalists and human rights defenders need swift backing from federal and state authorities.

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27 February 2012

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group have said they will no longer kidnap for ransom, but they have yet to renounce a host of other abuses.

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21 February 2012

A global "faxjam" action led by Amnesty International focuses on protection for a Peace Community that defends its right not to be drawn into armed conflict in Colombia.

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31 January 2012

Haitian authorities have dropped the case against former leader Jean-Claude Duvalier, who is accused of crimes against humanity during his rule.

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25 January 2012

Relatives of hundreds of massacre victims have triumphed in forcing retired General Ríos Montt to appear before a court on genocide charges.

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18 January 2012

All Mexican states must adopt legislation to ban enforced disappearances, which have been on the rise in recent years as the authorities take on organized crime networks.

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16 January 2012

Despite an ongoing investigation, Haiti's former ruler has yet to face justice for widespread human rights violations from the past.

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13 December 2011

Former Panamanian General Manuel Noriega has been extradited back to Panama, but must still face justice for his full role in human rights violations.

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12 December 2011

For decades, families have sought justice for hundreds victims of a 1981massacre at El Mozote in El Salvador.

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16 November 2011

A wave of violence against media outlets highlights the authorities' failure to protect journalists, posing a threat to freedom of expression.

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04 November 2011

Fourteen Mexican soldiers have been given lengthy prison sentences over the killing of civilians at an army checkpoint in 2007.

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27 October 2011

The Uruguayan government has revoked a controversial 1986 law that shielded officials from prosecution for crimes against humanity.

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27 October 2011

Decades after Argentina's military dictatorship ended, the latest in a series of trials has brought former officials to justice for crimes against humanity.

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11 October 2011

A community leader from San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has not been heard of since his abduction on 30 August.

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14 July 2011

The family of disappeared priest Michael Woodward are challenging the dropping of murder and torture charges against former officials.

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01 July 2011

Uruguay finally has a green light to investigate dozens of cases of human rights abuses from its period of military rule three decades ago.

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28 June 2011

Mexico's President Felipe Calderón must send a clear message that human rights violations by Mexico’s armed forces will not be tolerated.

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20 June 2011

Guatemala has recently arrested several former officials for grave human rights violations during the country's civil war.

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