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

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06 December 2012

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.

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06 December 2012

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.

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27 November 2012

Jean-Marie Simon lived and worked in Guatemala as a photojournalist between 1980 and 1988, a period of extreme violence and brutality in the country.

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22 November 2012

A former child soldier recalls the bloodiest chapter in Guatemala's armed conflict, which resulted in more than 200,000 deaths and widespread human rights abuses.

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19 November 2012

In the early 1980s the Guatemalan army and police killed or kidnapped scores of people in the capital.

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15 November 2012

Fredy Peccerelli, Director of the Guatemalan Foundation of Forensic Anthropology, describes his organization's painstaking work to uncover human remains in Guatemala.

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12 November 2012

It took Guatemalan Ana Lucia Cuevas nearly two decades and a news story to find out her brother had been murdered.

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05 November 2012

Tens of thousands of slum-dwellers in Rio de Janeiro are the focus of an NGO campaign on human rights ahead police plans to "pacify" the area.

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01 November 2012

El Salvador must finally deliver justice for a brutal massacre that took place three decades ago, Amnesty International urged today in an open letter to President Mauricio Funes.

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26 October 2012

Proper consultation with Indigenous Peoples, rural workers and civil society groups is the only way the Guatemalan authorities can prevent violence erupting at protests.

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11 October 2012

In 2011, Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) received 1,669 reports of torture and ill-treatment by police and security forces.

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04 October 2012

The Colombian authorities have failed to make real progress in bringing to justice those responsible for conflict-related sexual crimes.

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13 September 2012

Venezuela's decision to pull out of the Inter-American Court is an affront to the victims of human rights violations.

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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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22 August 2012

The survivors and relatives of the 1982 El Calabozo massacre demand justice from El Salvador's authorities.

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21 June 2012

Guatemalan human rights defenders working on social, economic and cultural rights are harassed and attacked on a regular basis

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01 June 2012

Decades after El Salvador's armed conflict, hundreds of families still search for children who were taken from them amid the fighting.

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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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26 April 2012

Presidential elections in Dominican Republic offer an "extraordinary opportunity" in the battle for human rights.

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