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The state of the world's human rights

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28 August 2012

A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory.

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15 August 2012

The Colombian authorities must do more to protect civilians increasingly caught up in the country's ongoing armed conflict.

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27 June 2012

Hundreds of thousands of Amnesty International activists are calling for an end to arms transfers that fuel human rights abuses.

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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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21 May 2012

Six journalists have been killed in less than a month in Mexico, raising grave concerns about freedom of expression.

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16 May 2012

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in the Colombian capital which killed two people and injured at least 50.

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11 May 2012

Brazil's new Truth Commission must bring to light the full extent of violations committed under the country's military rule.

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26 April 2012

Presidential elections in Dominican Republic offer an "extraordinary opportunity" in the battle for 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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21 March 2012

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.

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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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14 March 2012

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.

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08 March 2012

Authorities urged to investigate recent and past police operations as 21 people are killed by Jamaican police in just six days.

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07 March 2012

A US immigration court has ruled that a former Salvadoran Defence Minister can be deported on the basis of grave abuses during the 1980s civil war.

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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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22 February 2012

Police in the Dominican Republic must break with their shameful practise of abuse in order to comply with the UN Convention against Torture.

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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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31 January 2012

Authorities urged to disclose details after US President Barack Obama confirms that the unmanned aircraft are used to target suspected militants.

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