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

Regional News

from Americas

28 November 2008
The execution of a Chinese scientist on Friday is the latest in a series of executions that are going against the global trend towards a moratorium on the death pena
25 November 2008
A draft law in Colombia aiming to grant reparation to victims of the country's 40-year conflict has been called "discriminatory" by Amnesty International.
24 November 2008
Clashes between supporters of the government party and those of the opposition, have been fuelled by accusations of fraud and vote rigging during this month's election
21 November 2008
An interview with Sister Prejean, Roman Catholic nun, formidable campaigner against the death penalty and author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book, Dead Man Walking
21 November 2008
If passed, President Evo Morales' new constitution will represent the most significant advancement of economic, social and cultural rights the country has seen in ma
20 November 2008
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch release a joint statement, after both were verbally attacked by President Uribe, for issuing reports in October criticizi
18 November 2008
'Early action' promised on closing the detention centre at Guantánamo Bay and ensuring that the USA does not resort to torture.
11 November 2008
Five human rights groups urged governments to accept into their countries, those detainees who will not be charged with any crime but who cannot be returned to their
10 November 2008
If approved, the bill would grant amnesty to members of the military and police involved in any violations of human rights.
07 November 2008
Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan has issued an assessment of the human rights situation in the country and a set of recommendations address
05 November 2008
Amnesty International is calling on US president elect Barack Obama to take concrete steps to demonstrate commitment to human rights.
05 November 2008
Secretary General Irene Khan talks to the people of the city of Temuco as part of a mission to assess the country's human rights situation.
04 November 2008
One hundred and forty-seven states voted overwhelmingly at the United Nations on Friday to move forward with work on the main elements of an Arms Trade Treaty.
04 November 2008
Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan is leading a mission to Chile to assess the country’s human rights situation.
31 October 2008
The son of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, could face between 20 years to life imprisonment for the crimes he committed in Liberia, while serving as the hea
29 October 2008
Troy Davis was granted a provisional stay of execution on Friday, just three days before he was scheduled to be put to death.
22 October 2008
Multinational Syngenta has given its experimental farm in Paraná state to the state government, ending a long standing violent conflict over the site.
21 October 2008
Thousands of people around the world joined together on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to raise their voices and demand action from governments.
16 October 2008
Chile's Supreme Court jailed five retired military officials on Wednesday for involvement in the "Caravan of Death" – one of the cases for which Augu
06 October 2008
As World Habitat Day focuses on the state of the housing rights situation across the globe, here are case studies from cities in Cambodia, Brazil, Italy, Israel and An
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Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men, and...
The Guatemalan government is fuelling the fires of conflict by...
A Thai court’s decision to uphold a 10-year prison sentence given to...
Ireland’s latest guidelines on abortion are mere window-dressing that...
The Egyptian authorities are putting at risk the life of a jailed...