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

Regional News

from Americas

21 June 2012

Guatemalan human rights defenders working on social, economic and cultural rights are harassed and attacked on a regular basis

13 June 2012

Indigenous activists José Ramón Aniceto Gómez and Pascual Agustín Cruz are victims of a justice system that often discriminates against poor and indigenous people.

12 June 2012

World leaders have a once in a generation chance to create a meaningful link between sustainable development and human rights.

11 June 2012

Just six countries are responsible for around three-quarters of the world's arms exports by value.

01 June 2012

Decades after El Salvador's armed conflict, hundreds of families still search for children who were taken from them amid the fighting.

25 May 2012

A repressive emergency law adopted in Canada's Quebec province violates freedoms of speech, assembly and movement in breach of international obligations.

25 May 2012

A Sarayaku indigenous activist speaks out about her community's fight to defend their rights and protect their traditional lands in Ecuador's rainforest.

25 May 2012

Activists from around the globe share their stories from the frontline of defending human rights.

24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

21 May 2012

Six journalists have been killed in less than a month in Mexico, raising grave concerns about freedom of expression.

16 May 2012

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in the Colombian capital which killed two people and injured at least 50.

11 May 2012

Brazil's new Truth Commission must bring to light the full extent of violations committed under the country's military rule.

09 May 2012

North Carolina has voted in favour of a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions, contravening rights protected under international law.

02 May 2012

In Cuba, critics of the government have to find creative ways of ensuring their stories get out, as internet access is highly controlled.

01 May 2012

Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.

26 April 2012

Presidential elections in Dominican Republic offer an "extraordinary opportunity" in the battle for human rights.

25 April 2012

Brazil has taken important steps to address the horrific crimes committed during the regime of 1964-1985.

20 April 2012

Levon Helm, an influential US musician and longtime supporter of Amnesty International, has passed away in Woodstock, New York.

18 April 2012

A Mexican man who denounced federal police for kidnapping, torture and extortion has been found dead.

17 April 2012

Albert Woodfox, 65, and Herman Wallace, 70, have been in solitary confinement in Louisiana's Angola Prison since 1972.

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