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

Regional News

from Americas

29 February 2008
Cuba signed two major human rights treaties at the UN in New York on Thursday.
28 February 2008
Four more hostages have been released by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
23 February 2008
Amnesty International has called for a full, independent investigation into any further UK involvement in renditions.
19 February 2008
Amnesty International has called on the new Cuban government to allow UN human rights bodies and independent human rights organizations to visit the country.
18 February 2008
The Cuban authorities released four activists from prison over the weekend.
18 February 2008
The USA's record under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination will come under scrutiny next week.
15 February 2008
Amnesty International has called on US President Bush not to veto a bill outlawing waterboarding.
12 February 2008
The US government is seeking the death penalty against six “high-value” detainees at Guantánamo Bay charged on Monday.
31 January 2008
Over a decade after the end of Guatemala's armed conflict, many of those responsible for its most brutal crimes continue to evade criminal prosecution.
25 January 2008
Judit Arenas writes from the World Economic Forum in Davos about talking to those that can take steps to improve human rights – not just governments, but also co
18 January 2008
It is now six years since six men were illegally transferred from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Guantánamo, where they remain in indefinite detention.
16 January 2008
Thousands join worldwide protests marking the sixth anniversary of the first transfers of detainees to Guantánamo on 11 January.
11 January 2008
To mark the sixth anniversary of the first transfers of detainees to Guantánamo Bay, Amnesty International is leading worldwide events to seek the immediate clo
10 January 2008
Amnesty International is leading worldwide events, rallies and meetings to mark the sixth anniversary of the first transfers of detainees to Guantánamo Bay.
10 January 2008
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) released two of its high-profile hostages on Thursday.
19 December 2007
The US state of New Jersey has joined the global trend towards the abolition of the death penalty.
18 December 2007
One person in every 35 lives outside the country in which they were born. Many of those are migrant workers or their family members.
12 December 2007
A newly compiled book of poetry captures the thoughts and feelings of Guantánamo detainees in their own words.
07 December 2007
05 December 2007
A prisoner of conscience and mother-of-five has been released from prison in Mexico after spending more than 18 months in custody.
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