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

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22 April 2013

The conviction of 23 Brazilian police officers for killing inmates in a prison massacre two decades ago is a "vital" step towards justice, Amnesty International has said.

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19 April 2013

The decision to annul the genocide trial of Generals Ríos Montt and Rodríguez Sánchez must be overturned urgently or risk strengthening impunity and weakening the rule of law.

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15 April 2013

A court trial this week over police responsibility for a Brazilian prison massacre two decades ago must signal the beginning of the end for a long legacy of impunity.

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26 March 2013

The story of a man who spent more than half his life in a cell just three paces wide and four paces long paints a disturbing picture of justice in Louisiana, USA.

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01 March 2013

Former Haitian leader Jean-Claude Duvalier faced a court hearing regarding human rights abuses committed during his time in office.

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22 February 2013

Paul Howell is due to be executed next week without a review of his appeal claims after his lawyer missed a filing deadline.

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08 January 2013

US President Barack Obama must revisit the promise he made in 2009 to close the Guantánamo detention facility and commit to releasing the detainees or bringing them to fair trial.

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20 December 2012

A former Argentine minister and 22 former military officials have been found guilty for their involvement in the kidnapping, murder and torture of social activists in the 1970s.

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06 December 2012

President Bouterse must not be allowed to walk away from his responsibility in the torture and death of 15 people in Suriname in December 1982.

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06 December 2012

Members of the armed forces and police suspected of criminal responsibility in serious human rights violations may evade justice because of a planned constitutional reform in Colombia.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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02 October 2012

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

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01 October 2012

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

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13 September 2012

Venezuela's decision to pull out of the Inter-American Court is an affront to the victims of human rights violations.

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12 September 2012

The ninth death of a Guantánamo detainee highlights the urgent need for the US authorities to end indefinite detention there.

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04 September 2012

More progress is needed in a cross-border investigation into former officials accused of extrajudicial executions in Guatemala.

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29 August 2012

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.

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28 August 2012

A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory.

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