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.
The Jamaican authorities must swiftly appoint a commission of inquiry with an adequate mandate, resources and powers to carry out a thorough investigation into the security forces’ conduct during the 2010 state of emergency.
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.
The conviction of 23 Brazilian police officers for killing inmates in a prison massacre two decades ago is a "vital" step towards justice, Amnesty International has said.
Authorities urged to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the death in police custody of displacement camp resident Civil Merius.
A court trial this week over police responsibility for a Brazilian prison massacre two decades ago must signal the beginning of the end for a long legacy of impunity.
The UN has adopted a new treaty that will prohibit states from transferring arms when they know they will be used to commit or facilitate genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes.
Serious deficiencies in a new draft Arms Trade Treaty text would fail to prevent arms transfers to countries where they could be used to commit or facilitate summary and arbitrary killings, torture and enforced disappearances.
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.
Former Haitian leader Jean-Claude Duvalier faced a court hearing regarding human rights abuses committed during his time in office.
A prosecutor in the Dominican Republic has filed charges against state agents for the murder of two men in 2009, just another example of the pressing need for radical police reform.
Authorities in Guatemala are putting the lives of women at risk by systematically failing to protect them and ensure those responsible for the hundreds of killings that take place each year face justice.
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.
Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto must implement immediate and concrete measures to tackle some of the country’s most pressing human rights issues.
Authorities in Paraguay must ensure all those responsible for the deaths of 11 peasants and six police officers in Curuguaty last June are investigated.
President Bouterse must not be allowed to walk away from his responsibility in the torture and death of 15 people in Suriname in December 1982.
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.
The Dominican Republic’s National Police must urgently address how it responds to public protests after a student was shot dead at a demonstration in Santo Domingo.