The deaths of at least 500 people following police use of Tasers in the USA highlights the need for stricter guidelines on their deployment.
More than 300 people have died in a fire at Comayagua prison in Honduras, underscoring the urgent need for prison reform.
Migrants and Indigenous Peoples in Mexico must be granted access to their basic human rights.
Talks are under way at the UN to agree a comprehensive treaty to regulate the global arms trade, due to be finalized later this year.
The death of a child amid a fire at an earthquake survivors' camp in Haiti highlights the authorities' need to resolve the dire housing crisis.
Two activists in Panama have been killed in clashes between security forces and the Ngäbe-Buglé people during anti-mining protests.
Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez has been barred from leaving Cuba 19 times in the last four years.
After a two-decade legal battle, the Yakye Axa indigenous community in Paraguay can finally move away from a precarious roadside camp.
Haitian authorities have dropped the case against former leader Jean-Claude Duvalier, who is accused of crimes against humanity during his rule.
Authorities urged to disclose details after US President Barack Obama confirms that the unmanned aircraft are used to target suspected militants.
A former Guatemalan head of state will face trial on genocide charges over massacres of thousands of mostly Mayan villagers in 1982 and 1983.
A new Amnesty International campaign highlights the plight of thousands of Central American migrants travelling across Mexico each year.
Relatives of hundreds of massacre victims have triumphed in forcing retired General Ríos Montt to appear before a court on genocide charges.
Brazilian police have forcefully evicted almost 6,000 people without warning from a slum outside Sao Paulo.
Christi Cheramie is seeking clemency after spending half her life in prison for a crime she committed as a child.
A Cuban prisoner of conscience has died on hunger strike, highlighting the Raúl Castro government's intolerance for dissent.
All Mexican states must adopt legislation to ban enforced disappearances, which have been on the rise in recent years as the authorities take on organized crime networks.
Despite an ongoing investigation, Haiti's former ruler has yet to face justice for widespread human rights violations from the past.
A new report highlights why the detention centre continues to represent an attack on human rights.
An estimated half a million Haitians still live in dire conditions and at risk of forced eviction, two years after a devastating earthquake.