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

Regional News

from Americas

14 September 2012

The Cuban authorities must either explain why they failed to release detainee Jorge Vázquez Chaviano as scheduled on 9 September or let him go immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said.

13 September 2012

Venezuela's decision to pull out of the Inter-American Court is an affront to the victims of human rights violations.

12 September 2012

The ninth death of a Guantánamo detainee highlights the urgent need for the US authorities to end indefinite detention there.

04 September 2012

More progress is needed in a cross-border investigation into former officials accused of extrajudicial executions in Guatemala.

29 August 2012

In the Americas, enforced disappearances are not just an issue of the past, with much still to be done for justice to be delivered to the victims and their relatives.

29 August 2012

Court ignores flaws in the Israeli military’s internal investigation into the death of the US activist killed by a bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.

28 August 2012

A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory.

22 August 2012

The survivors and relatives of the 1982 El Calabozo massacre demand justice from El Salvador's authorities.

22 August 2012

A Guatemalan court has sentenced an ex-police chief to 70 years in prison for the 1981 disappearance and torture of a university student.

22 August 2012

The decision by Mexico’s National Supreme Court to refer a case involving human rights violations by military personnel to a civilian not a military court, must become a binding precedent.

15 August 2012

The Colombian authorities must do more to protect civilians increasingly caught up in the country's ongoing armed conflict.

08 August 2012

Governments across the Americas are putting profit before the physical and cultural survival of thousands of Indigenous peoples.

08 August 2012

Across the Americas, governments are trampling over the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the name of economic development.

03 August 2012

The Texas authorities should commute the death sentence of a prisoner assessed as having a mental disability but facing execution in under a week.

02 August 2012

The latest arrest of a Cuban activist follows a pattern of harassment of political dissidents by the authorities.

30 July 2012

Accounts from two incidents involving a Mapuche Indigenous community point to a possible disproportionate use of force by the police that left several injured, including children.

27 July 2012

A regional human rights court has ruled that Ecuador was responsible for human rights violations against the Sarayaku Indigenous community in the Amazon.

27 July 2012

As reports of civilians being targeted in Syria continue to make headlines, China, Russia and the USA acted to delay what could have been a landmark agreement to end the irresponsible trade in arms.

26 July 2012

Campaigners lobbying for a strong Arms Trade Treaty staged a mock graveyard stunt to show the impact of the global arms trade.

25 July 2012

The USA is the pivotal player in closing major loopholes and setting strong rules for international transfers of arms in the final days of ATT negotiations.

World Regions Asia PacificMidde East and North AfricaAmericasEurope and Central AsiaAfrica
A Belgian mining company, Groupe Forrest International, has...
A ruling by a federal appeals court in Louisiana yesterday affirming...
The Philippine authorities are running out of time to ensure that...
Allegations that the UK government sanctioned the use of torture and...
The international community’s failure to deal with the growing number...