Peruvian authorities have imposed a state of emergency in the north of the country, where protests over construction of a goldmine have turned deadly.
International artists have come together to call on governments to agree a strong Arms Trade Treaty.
Hundreds of thousands of Amnesty International activists are calling for an end to arms transfers that fuel human rights abuses.
Guatemalan human rights defenders working on social, economic and cultural rights are harassed and attacked on a regular basis
Indigenous activists José Ramón Aniceto Gómez and Pascual Agustín Cruz are victims of a justice system that often discriminates against poor and indigenous people.
A Sarayaku indigenous activist speaks out about her community's fight to defend their rights and protect their traditional lands in Ecuador's rainforest.
A repressive emergency law adopted in Canada's Quebec province violates freedoms of speech, assembly and movement in breach of international obligations.
Activists from around the globe share their stories from the frontline of defending human rights.
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.
In Cuba, critics of the government have to find creative ways of ensuring their stories get out, as internet access is highly controlled.
Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Government urged to act as activists continue their campaign for a solution to the country's ongoing problem of land disputes and forced evictions.
Cuban human rights activists are being targeted by authorities in a bid to silence them while Pope Benedict visits the country.
A new report documents a surge in harassment and detentions of dissidents in Cuba, including journalists and human rights activists, in the last year.
Serious concerns remain in Guatemala as the UN Human Rights Committee is due to evaluate the country's human rights performance.
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.
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.
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.
Two activists in Panama have been killed in clashes between security forces and the Ngäbe-Buglé people during anti-mining protests.