Venezuela's decision to pull out of the Inter-American Court is an affront to the victims of human rights violations.
The ninth death of a Guantánamo detainee highlights the urgent need for the US authorities to end indefinite detention there.
More progress is needed in a cross-border investigation into former officials accused of extrajudicial executions in Guatemala.
In the Americas, enforced disappearances are not just an issue of the past, with much still to be done for justice to be delivered to the victims and their relatives.
Court ignores flaws in the Israeli military’s internal investigation into the death of the US activist killed by a bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory.
The survivors and relatives of the 1982 El Calabozo massacre demand justice from El Salvador's authorities.
A Guatemalan court has sentenced an ex-police chief to 70 years in prison for the 1981 disappearance and torture of a university student.
The decision by Mexico’s National Supreme Court to refer a case involving human rights violations by military personnel to a civilian not a military court, must become a binding precedent.
The Colombian authorities must do more to protect civilians increasingly caught up in the country's ongoing armed conflict.
Governments across the Americas are putting profit before the physical and cultural survival of thousands of Indigenous peoples.
Across the Americas, governments are trampling over the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the name of economic development.
The Texas authorities should commute the death sentence of a prisoner assessed as having a mental disability but facing execution in under a week.
The latest arrest of a Cuban activist follows a pattern of harassment of political dissidents by the authorities.
Accounts from two incidents involving a Mapuche Indigenous community point to a possible disproportionate use of force by the police that left several injured, including children.
A regional human rights court has ruled that Ecuador was responsible for human rights violations against the Sarayaku Indigenous community in the Amazon.
As reports of civilians being targeted in Syria continue to make headlines, China, Russia and the USA acted to delay what could have been a landmark agreement to end the irresponsible trade in arms.
Campaigners lobbying for a strong Arms Trade Treaty staged a mock graveyard stunt to show the impact of the global arms trade.
The USA is the pivotal player in closing major loopholes and setting strong rules for international transfers of arms in the final days of ATT negotiations.
Cuban authorities arrested more than 40 activists as they attended the funeral of human rights activist Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas in the capital Havana.