A new report highlights Mexico’s ongoing pattern of disappearances amid the government’s efforts to rein in organized criminal groups.
Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.
Argentina’s former military leader, Jorge Rafael Videla, has died in prison, where he was serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity committed during his time in office.
The conviction of Guatemala’s ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity during his time in office is a historic step in the nation’s long struggle for justice.
The trial against former Guatemalan leader General José Efraín Rios Montt for genocide during his time in office has restarted. See why the Central American country’s dark past is still relevant today.
Ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt and his former head of military intelligence are to be tried for crimes against humanity committed against the country's Mayan communities.
Underneath the radar, away from international attention, governments and armed groups are abusing the rights of men, women and children in many countries.
Concrete measures are needed to back up a new Mexican law aimed at guaranteeing the rights of victims of crime and human rights abuses amid the struggle against organized crime.
US President Barack Obama must revisit the promise he made in 2009 to close the Guantánamo detention facility and commit to releasing the detainees or bringing them to fair trial.
A former Argentine minister and 22 former military officials have been found guilty for their involvement in the kidnapping, murder and torture of social activists in the 1970s.
Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto must implement immediate and concrete measures to tackle some of the country’s most pressing human rights issues.
Members of the armed forces and police suspected of criminal responsibility in serious human rights violations may evade justice because of a planned constitutional reform in Colombia.
A former child soldier recalls the bloodiest chapter in Guatemala's armed conflict, which resulted in more than 200,000 deaths and widespread human rights abuses.
In the early 1980s the Guatemalan army and police killed or kidnapped scores of people in the capital.
It took Guatemalan Ana Lucia Cuevas nearly two decades and a news story to find out her brother had been murdered.
In 2011, Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) received 1,669 reports of torture and ill-treatment by police and security forces.
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.
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory.
A Guatemalan court has sentenced an ex-police chief to 70 years in prison for the 1981 disappearance and torture of a university student.
Justice for abuses suffered at the hands of US authorities remains a remote prospect for Guantanamo detainee Majid Khan