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

Regional News

from Americas

31 October 2012

The US state of Texas is set to carry out its 250th execution under the governorship of Rick Perry.

26 October 2012

Proper consultation with Indigenous Peoples, rural workers and civil society groups is the only way the Guatemalan authorities can prevent violence erupting at protests.

26 October 2012

The Brazilian authorities must immediately suspend a court order to evict 170 Guarani–Kaiowá indigenous people from a portion of their ancestral lands.

25 October 2012

A full investigation is needed into the deaths of three residents amid protests in Panama's northern port city of Colón.

25 October 2012

Jacqueline Montanez will spend her life in a US prison without the possibility of parole for a crime she committed when she was a child.

12 October 2012

The decision by Argentina’s Supreme Court to allow a rape survivor to have her pregnancy terminated is a step forward for women’s rights.

11 October 2012

In 2011, Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) received 1,669 reports of torture and ill-treatment by police and security forces.

04 October 2012

The Colombian authorities have failed to make real progress in bringing to justice those responsible for conflict-related sexual crimes.

04 October 2012

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and state Governor Rick Perry should grant clemency to an African American man due to be executed on 18 October.

02 October 2012

A groundbreaking documentary about an Ecuadorian Indigenous community’s successful legal battle  has won a prestigious award.

01 October 2012

The US military has repatriated of Guantánamo detainee Omar Khadr to his native Canada.

27 September 2012

More than 3,000 prisoners in California prisons endure inhuman conditions in solitary confinement.

27 September 2012

The Swedish authorities should issue assurances to the UK and to Julian Assange that he will not be extradited to the USA.

25 September 2012

The brazen murder of a Honduran human rights lawyer underscores just why the country’s authorities must step up their efforts to protect human rights defenders.

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.

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