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

Regional News

from Americas

28 May 2009
More than six decades of human rights failures by governments have been exacerbated by the world economic crisis, which brought the problems of poverty and inequalit
27 May 2009
A new Amnesty International campaign will empower "prisoners of poverty" as previous campaigns empowered prisoners of conscience.
22 May 2009
US President Barack Obama has restated his commitment to closing the Guantánamo detention facility and to ending the use of the so-called "enhanced inter
20 May 2009
US death row prisoner Troy Davis once again faces the prospect of an execution date.
14 May 2009
The US administration moved on Thursday to block publication of photographs depicting abuse of detainees in US custody in Afghanistan and Iraq.
12 May 2009
US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi was released from jail in Iran on Monday following international and domestic protests at her detention.
07 May 2009
Nine activists working for two prominent human rights organizations in Guatemala have received dozens of death threats by SMS text messages.
03 May 2009
Press Freedom Day, 3 May, has, for a number of years, been a day in which journalists and media workers marked the deaths of increasing numbers of their colleagues a
01 May 2009
Seven members of the Colombian army unit which is alleged to have killed the husband of an Indigenous leader have been detained, according to media reports.
29 April 2009
Those who watched Barack Obama take office on 20 January were part of a far-reaching celebration of the once seemingly impossible becoming reality.
23 April 2009
Condoleezza Rice approved the use of “water-boarding” in 2002 according to information released on Wednesday by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelli
20 April 2009
The Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain fails to lay out a clear human rights framework for progress in the areas of human prosperity, energy security and env
17 April 2009
Four previously secret memorandums released by the new US administration give an insight into how its predecessor lost its legal and moral compass in turning to tort
16 April 2009
An Amnesty International delegation has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago to take part in the Summit of the Americas.
07 April 2009
Alberto Fujimori, the former President of Peru, has been convicted of a series of human rights violations.
02 April 2009
Eight of the world's leading NGOs urge the G20 leaders to take long-term decisions in the interests of people and the planet this week.
27 March 2009
Officials involved in opening Guatemala's police archives and members of their families have been threatened and attacked in recent days.
26 March 2009
The US immigrant-detention population has surged in the past decade, resulting in a lack of due process that has driven some detainees to attempt suicide.
26 March 2009
René González and Gerardo Hernández have been imprisoned since 1998 for 'acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government'. Their wives, Cuba
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