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

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02 October 2012

A groundbreaking documentary about an Ecuadorian Indigenous community’s successful legal battle  has won a prestigious award.

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27 September 2012

The Swedish authorities should issue assurances to the UK and to Julian Assange that he will not be extradited to the USA.

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25 September 2012

The brazen murder of a Honduran human rights lawyer underscores just why the country’s authorities must step up their efforts to protect human rights defenders.

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29 August 2012

In the Americas, enforced disappearances are not just an issue of the past, with much still to be done for justice to be delivered to the victims and their relatives.

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29 August 2012

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.

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08 August 2012

Governments across the Americas are putting profit before the physical and cultural survival of thousands of Indigenous peoples.

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08 August 2012

Across the Americas, governments are trampling over the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the name of economic development.

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02 August 2012

The latest arrest of a Cuban activist follows a pattern of harassment of political dissidents by the authorities.

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30 July 2012

Accounts from two incidents involving a Mapuche Indigenous community point to a possible disproportionate use of force by the police that left several injured, including children.

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27 July 2012

As reports of civilians being targeted in Syria continue to make headlines, China, Russia and the USA acted to delay what could have been a landmark agreement to end the irresponsible trade in arms.

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26 July 2012

Campaigners lobbying for a strong Arms Trade Treaty staged a mock graveyard stunt to show the impact of the global arms trade.

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25 July 2012

Cuban authorities arrested more than 40 activists as they attended the funeral of human rights activist Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas in the capital Havana.

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25 July 2012

The USA is the pivotal player in closing major loopholes and setting strong rules for international transfers of arms in the final days of ATT negotiations.

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17 July 2012

Ecuador’s authorities are misuing the judicial system to clamp down on indigenous and campesino leaders involved in social conflicts over development projects.

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17 July 2012

Julian Assange views Ecuador as a safe haven but for many who live there, planted firmly in their lands, justice remains a distant reality.

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05 July 2012

Peruvian authorities have imposed a state of emergency in the north of the country, where protests over construction of a goldmine have turned deadly.

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02 July 2012

International artists have come together to call on governments to agree a strong Arms Trade Treaty.

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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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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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13 June 2012

Indigenous activists José Ramón Aniceto Gómez and Pascual Agustín Cruz are victims of a justice system that often discriminates against poor and indigenous people.

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