The Dominican Republic’s National Police must urgently address how it responds to public protests after a student was shot dead at a demonstration in Santo Domingo.
Tens of thousands of slum-dwellers in Rio de Janeiro are the focus of an NGO campaign on human rights ahead police plans to "pacify" the area.
The US authorities must urgently take action to correct a decade of human wrongs and cruelty carried out within the Guantánamo facility in Cuba.
El Salvador must finally deliver justice for a brutal massacre that took place three decades ago, Amnesty International urged today in an open letter to President Mauricio Funes.
The US state of Texas is set to carry out its 250th execution under the governorship of Rick Perry.
Proper consultation with Indigenous Peoples, rural workers and civil society groups is the only way the Guatemalan authorities can prevent violence erupting at protests.
The Brazilian authorities must immediately suspend a court order to evict 170 Guarani–Kaiowá indigenous people from a portion of their ancestral lands.
A full investigation is needed into the deaths of three residents amid protests in Panama's northern port city of Colón.
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.
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.
In 2011, Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) received 1,669 reports of torture and ill-treatment by police and security forces.
The Colombian authorities have failed to make real progress in bringing to justice those responsible for conflict-related sexual crimes.
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.
A groundbreaking documentary about an Ecuadorian Indigenous community’s successful legal battle has won a prestigious award.
The US military has repatriated of Guantánamo detainee Omar Khadr to his native Canada.
More than 3,000 prisoners in California prisons endure inhuman conditions in solitary confinement.
The Swedish authorities should issue assurances to the UK and to Julian Assange that he will not be extradited to the USA.
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.
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.
Venezuela's decision to pull out of the Inter-American Court is an affront to the victims of human rights violations.