Just six countries are responsible for around three-quarters of the world's arms exports by value.
Decades after El Salvador's armed conflict, hundreds of families still search for children who were taken from them amid the fighting.
A repressive emergency law adopted in Canada's Quebec province violates freedoms of speech, assembly and movement in breach of international obligations.
A Sarayaku indigenous activist speaks out about her community's fight to defend their rights and protect their traditional lands in Ecuador's rainforest.
Activists from around the globe share their stories from the frontline of defending human rights.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Six journalists have been killed in less than a month in Mexico, raising grave concerns about freedom of expression.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in the Colombian capital which killed two people and injured at least 50.
Brazil's new Truth Commission must bring to light the full extent of violations committed under the country's military rule.
North Carolina has voted in favour of a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions, contravening rights protected under international law.
In Cuba, critics of the government have to find creative ways of ensuring their stories get out, as internet access is highly controlled.
Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Presidential elections in Dominican Republic offer an "extraordinary opportunity" in the battle for human rights.
Brazil has taken important steps to address the horrific crimes committed during the regime of 1964-1985.
Levon Helm, an influential US musician and longtime supporter of Amnesty International, has passed away in Woodstock, New York.
A Mexican man who denounced federal police for kidnapping, torture and extortion has been found dead.
Albert Woodfox, 65, and Herman Wallace, 70, have been in solitary confinement in Louisiana's Angola Prison since 1972.
Connecticut’s State Senate has voted to abolish the death penalty, joining a worldwide trend away from capital punishment.
Inmates in the isolation unit at Arizona State Prison are kept under dehumanising conditions that lack health care and rehabilitation opportunities.
Man accused of raping three 12-year-old girls acquitted by Brazil’s Supreme Court on the basis that they were allegedly “sex-workers”.