A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory.
The Colombian authorities must do more to protect civilians increasingly caught up in the country's ongoing armed conflict.
Hundreds of thousands of Amnesty International activists are calling for an end to arms transfers that fuel human rights abuses.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Six journalists have been killed in less than a month in Mexico, raising grave concerns about freedom of expression.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in the Colombian capital which killed two people and injured at least 50.
Brazil's new Truth Commission must bring to light the full extent of violations committed under the country's military rule.
Presidential elections in Dominican Republic offer an "extraordinary opportunity" in the battle for human rights.
Brazil has taken important steps to address the horrific crimes committed during the regime of 1964-1985.
A Mexican man who denounced federal police for kidnapping, torture and extortion has been found dead.
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.
Two new measures to protect Mexico's journalists and human rights defenders need swift backing from federal and state authorities.
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.
Authorities urged to investigate recent and past police operations as 21 people are killed by Jamaican police in just six days.
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.
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.
Police in the Dominican Republic must break with their shameful practise of abuse in order to comply with the UN Convention against Torture.
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.
Haitian authorities have dropped the case against former leader Jean-Claude Duvalier, who is accused of crimes against humanity during his rule.
Authorities urged to disclose details after US President Barack Obama confirms that the unmanned aircraft are used to target suspected militants.