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

Regional News

from Americas

15 November 2012

Fredy Peccerelli, Director of the Guatemalan Foundation of Forensic Anthropology, describes his organization's painstaking work to uncover human remains in Guatemala.

13 November 2012

More than 3,000 prisoners in the US state of California endure inhuman conditions in solitary confinement - sometimes for decades on end.

12 November 2012

It took Guatemalan Ana Lucia Cuevas nearly two decades and a news story to find out her brother had been murdered.

09 November 2012

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.

05 November 2012

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.

01 November 2012

The US authorities must urgently take action to correct a decade of human wrongs and cruelty carried out within the Guantánamo facility in Cuba.

01 November 2012

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.

31 October 2012

The US state of Texas is set to carry out its 250th execution under the governorship of Rick Perry.

26 October 2012

Proper consultation with Indigenous Peoples, rural workers and civil society groups is the only way the Guatemalan authorities can prevent violence erupting at protests.

26 October 2012

The Brazilian authorities must immediately suspend a court order to evict 170 Guarani–Kaiowá indigenous people from a portion of their ancestral lands.

25 October 2012

A full investigation is needed into the deaths of three residents amid protests in Panama's northern port city of Colón.

25 October 2012

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.

12 October 2012

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.

11 October 2012

In 2011, Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) received 1,669 reports of torture and ill-treatment by police and security forces.

04 October 2012

The Colombian authorities have failed to make real progress in bringing to justice those responsible for conflict-related sexual crimes.

04 October 2012

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.

02 October 2012

A groundbreaking documentary about an Ecuadorian Indigenous community’s successful legal battle  has won a prestigious award.

01 October 2012

The US military has repatriated of Guantánamo detainee Omar Khadr to his native Canada.

27 September 2012

More than 3,000 prisoners in California prisons endure inhuman conditions in solitary confinement.

27 September 2012

The Swedish authorities should issue assurances to the UK and to Julian Assange that he will not be extradited to the USA.

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