Campaigners lobbying for a strong Arms Trade Treaty staged a mock graveyard stunt to show the impact of the global arms trade.
Cuban authorities arrested more than 40 activists as they attended the funeral of human rights activist Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas in the capital Havana.
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.
Ecuador’s authorities are misuing the judicial system to clamp down on indigenous and campesino leaders involved in social conflicts over development projects.
Julian Assange views Ecuador as a safe haven but for many who live there, planted firmly in their lands, justice remains a distant reality.
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.