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

Regional News

from Americas

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
23 March 2009
More people were executed in Asia than in any other part of the world in 2008. By contrast, in Europe, only one country continues to use the death penalty: Belarus.
23 March 2009
A 15-year-old boy died after he was shocked with a Taser gun in Michigan.
20 March 2009
Amnesty International has called on other European governments to follow Ireland's lead in offering to accept a small number of Guantánamo detainees who the U
19 March 2009
Colombian authorities have renewed criminal proceedings against two prominent and well-respected Colombian human rights activists.
19 March 2009
The Governor of New Mexico signed into law a bill, abolishing the death penalty in his state, on Wednesday evening.
19 March 2009
The Cuban authorities took action on Tuesday to suppress peaceful demonstrations marking the 6th anniversary of a crackdown against dissidents.
18 March 2009
Human rights activists marking the 6-year detention of 57 people imprisoned in Cuba for expressing their right to freedom of expression and association are facing on
18 March 2009
Authorities in Mexico have dropped the charges against four Indigenous human rights defenders who have been imprisoned for nearly a year.
12 March 2009
Five members of a Guerrero-based human rights organization are still being held in prison nearly a year after their arrest, despite insufficient evidence against them.
06 March 2009
At least 330 civilians were reported to have been victims of unlawful killings by members of the security forces in 2007. The victims, mostly peasant farmers, were o
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