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

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09 June 2009
Nine demonstrators and 24 police officers were confirmed killed during protests by Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon town of Bagua.
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28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
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28 May 2009
More than six decades of human rights failures by governments have been exacerbated by the world economic crisis, which brought the problems of poverty and inequalit
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27 May 2009
A new Amnesty International campaign will empower "prisoners of poverty" as previous campaigns empowered prisoners of conscience.
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20 April 2009
The Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain fails to lay out a clear human rights framework for progress in the areas of human prosperity, energy security and env
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16 April 2009
An Amnesty International delegation has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago to take part in the Summit of the Americas.
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02 April 2009
Eight of the world's leading NGOs urge the G20 leaders to take long-term decisions in the interests of people and the planet this week.
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28 January 2009
Those who watched Barack Obama take office on 20 January were part of a far-reaching celebration of the once seemingly impossible becoming reality.
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28 January 2009
In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama rejected as "false" the choice between safety and respect for human rights.
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12 January 2009
A year into Alvaro Colom's term as Guatemala's President, more action needs to be taken to build on his promising commitments to improve human rights in the country.
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12 December 2008
A vote in Brazil’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the reservation of Raposa Serra do Sol on the frontier between Brazil
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10 December 2008
Irene Khan writes about the continuing human rights issues around the world as Amnesty International celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Hu
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09 December 2008
José Luis Urbano is the president of the Foundation for the Defence of the Right to Education (Asociación Pro-Defensa del Derecho a la Educación
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21 November 2008
If passed, President Evo Morales' new constitution will represent the most significant advancement of economic, social and cultural rights the country has seen in ma
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07 November 2008
Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan has issued an assessment of the human rights situation in the country and a set of recommendations address
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22 October 2008
Multinational Syngenta has given its experimental farm in Paraná state to the state government, ending a long standing violent conflict over the site.
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06 October 2008
As World Habitat Day focuses on the state of the housing rights situation across the globe, here are case studies from cities in Cambodia, Brazil, Italy, Israel and An
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29 February 2008
Cuba signed two major human rights treaties at the UN in New York on Thursday.
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18 December 2007
One person in every 35 lives outside the country in which they were born. Many of those are migrant workers or their family members.
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30 August 2007
Several thousand people, primarily peasant farmers and others from poor Indigenous communities, are at risk of being displaced by plans to build a dam in Mexico.
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