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

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06 June 2014

The conviction of Guatemala’s former National Director of Police for a number of murders is a very significant step forward in the fight against impunity that has plagued Guatemala in the past, said Amnesty International today.

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20 May 2014

The fight for justice for victims of crimes against humanity and genocide, from Guatemala’s past conflict is being seriously undermined, Amnesty International said today. 

 

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25 March 2014

Colombia’s government is failing to address the country’s critical human rights situation said Amnesty International today ahead of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ annual review of the country.

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11 February 2014

The USA must charge or extradite a former Guatemalan soldier involved in a massacre in his home country, Amnesty International said.

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26 December 2013

A leader of the San José de Apartadó Peace Community in Colombia speaks out about their ongoing struggle to defend their right to live without violence amid the country's armed conflict.

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25 October 2013

Guatemala’s former military ruler Efraín Ríos Montt was the first in the continent to face genocide charges in court but the historic process is now in jeopardy.

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22 October 2013

New evidence indicates that the USA has carried out unlawful killings in Pakistan through drone attacks, some of which could even amount to war crimes.

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11 September 2013

Chilean author Isabel Allende remembers the military coup on 11 September 1973, and how it changed her own life and her country forever.

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10 September 2013

Thousands of torture survivors and relatives of those disappeared during General Augusto Pinochet’s brutal regime are still being denied truth, justice and reparation.

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24 July 2013

Every year police in Brazil are responsible for around 2,000 deaths, Amnesty International said today as it marked the 20th anniversary of the infamous Candelária massacre in Rio de Janeiro.

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14 June 2013

The lack of effective actions by Paraguay’s authorities to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the deaths of 17 people during a raid a year ago is worrying.

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23 May 2013

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.

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17 May 2013

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.

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17 May 2013

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.

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10 May 2013

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.

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08 May 2013

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.

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22 April 2013

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.

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17 April 2013

Authorities urged to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the death in police custody of displacement camp resident Civil Merius.

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15 April 2013

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.

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02 April 2013

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.

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