Former Chilean president Augusto Pinochet was detained in London on 16 October 1998 in a move that changed the idea of international justice forever.
A new photo exhibition documents the perils thousands of people from Central America face when making their way across Mexico every year.
Following the death of Herman Wallace last Friday, who was held in solitary confinement for over 41 years, Amnesty International is launching a campaign for the release of his co-defendant Albert Woodfox.
Herman Wallace, the 71-year-old man who spent over 41 years in solitary confinement in prison in Louisiana, finally passed away after losing his battle with liver cancer.
The decision to overturn the conviction of a terminally ill man held in solitary confinement for more than 41 years after a flawed trial is a positive step but long overdue after four decades of injustice.
Mexico’s military justice system is failing victims of alleged human rights violations by the army and navy, but the Mexican Senate has a key opportunity to change that.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to sign the Arms Trade Treaty at the UN General Assembly this week.
Authorities in Honduras must drop spurious charges against three indigenous leaders who will receive a verdict in their trial tomorrow.
The Italian President Giorgio Napolitano must reject a former CIA agent’s plea to be pardoned for a crime he committed in the country as part of the US-led rendition programme.
The first time Lelia Pérez felt the sear of a cattle prod it was at the hands of a Chilean soldier. She was a 16 year old high school student, used as a guinea pig to help Pinochet’s security services hone their skills in torture.
Chilean author Isabel Allende remembers the military coup on 11 September 1973, and how it changed her own life and her country forever.
Authorities in Cuba must immediately and unconditionally release a political activist imprisoned solely because of his political views.
Thousands of torture survivors and relatives of those disappeared during General Augusto Pinochet’s brutal regime are still being denied truth, justice and reparation.
Venezuela must immediately reverse its decision to withdraw from the American Convention on Human Rights and make a commitment to truly protect all individuals.
The refusal by California’s prison authorities to explore options to resolve the hunger strike crisis in the state’s high security units is a dangerous move that could lead to the deaths of inmates in their custody
Enforced disappearances in the Americas are not only an inheritance of the dark past of the authoritarian governments of the 1970s and 80s, but also an appalling ongoing practice.
Hardly a day goes by when Gloria Elgueta doesn’t think about how her brother Martin may have spent his final days in a detention centre run by Pinochet’s political police five blocks away from their home.
After the 1973 coup in Chile, Ambassador Frode Nilsen dined with the military dictatorship’s highest-ranking officers. Behind their backs he smuggled dissidents to Norway. By Marianne Alfsen/Felix Media
A few months after Pinochet took power by force, Amnesty International's Roger Plant went to Chile to document the arbitrary detentions, torture and disappearances and produce a groundbreaking report.
For decades, indigenous peoples in Argentina have been treated like second class citizens but in recent months, their demands have started to gain traction on the local political agenda.