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

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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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25 May 2012

A Sarayaku indigenous activist speaks out about her community's fight to defend their rights and protect their traditional lands in Ecuador's rainforest.

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25 May 2012

A repressive emergency law adopted in Canada's Quebec province violates freedoms of speech, assembly and movement in breach of international obligations.

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25 May 2012

Activists from around the globe share their stories from the frontline of defending human rights.

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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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02 May 2012

In Cuba, critics of the government have to find creative ways of ensuring their stories get out, as internet access is highly controlled.

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01 May 2012

Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.

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29 March 2012

Government urged to act as activists continue their campaign for a solution to the country's ongoing problem of land disputes and forced evictions.

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28 March 2012

Cuban human rights activists are being targeted by authorities in a bid to silence them while Pope Benedict visits the country.

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22 March 2012

A new report documents a surge in harassment and detentions of dissidents in Cuba, including journalists and human rights activists, in the last year.

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16 March 2012

Serious concerns remain in Guatemala as the UN Human Rights Committee is due to evaluate the country's human rights performance.

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24 February 2012

Police in La Paz are accused of using excessive force against a protest led by people with disabilities who demand an increase in state subsidies.

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23 February 2012

Authorities in Cuba are barring activists from participating in an event in Havana to mark the second anniversary of the death of a prisoner of conscience.

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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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08 February 2012

Two activists in Panama have been killed in clashes between security forces and the Ngäbe-Buglé people during anti-mining protests.

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