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

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24 January 2012

Brazilian police have forcefully evicted almost 6,000 people without warning from a slum outside Sao Paulo.

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11 January 2012

An estimated half a million Haitians still live in dire conditions and at risk of forced eviction, two years after a devastating earthquake.

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15 December 2011

Despite official pledges to protect migrants passing through Mexico, they still face widespread and systematic human rights abuses.

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15 December 2011

Despite official pledges to protect migrants passing through Mexico, they still face widespread and systematic human rights abuses.

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28 November 2011

In a matter of hours, Dominican Republic police and military personnel razed the Alto Brisas del Este community, violently evicting scores of residents.

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22 November 2011

Brazil's authorities must address indigenous land claims to prevent future violent attacks on indigenous communities.

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14 November 2011

Favelas around Rio de Janeiro have been slated for forced evictions so the authorities can build infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics.

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29 September 2011

After many years of campaigning, an Indigenous community in Paraguay is closer to moving back to their traditional lands.

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25 August 2011

A landmark law in Peru will mandate government consultations with Indigenous Peoples before large-scale development projects can continue.

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19 August 2011

A landmark UN decision has found that Brazil discriminated against a pregnant Afro-descendant woman and failed to prevent her death.

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22 July 2011

Authorities in Haiti's capital have forcibly evicted hundreds of families from a makeshift camp formed after last year's devastating earthquake.

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07 June 2011

Members of an Indigenous community in north-western Argentina battle repeated attempts to forcibly evict them from their homes.

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02 June 2011

Brazil should have consulted with Indigenous Peoples before approving construction of a megadam on their land in the Amazon.

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26 May 2011

Indigenous families in Panama are at risk of being flooded out of their homes as a dam nears completion.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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23 March 2011

Authorities urged to halt the evictions by security forces which have so far left 2,500 people homeless and resulted in the death of one man.

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08 November 2010

Amnesty International and Mexican actor and producer Gael García Bernal, have launched a series of films depicting the plight of irregular migrants in Mexico.

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24 September 2010

Protesters opposing an irrigation project could be at risk after the President approved a new law allowing the use of the military during civil unrest.

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16 September 2010

World leaders urged to take urgent steps to uphold the rights of millions living in poverty in order to meet targets set by the Millennium Development Goals.

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15 July 2010

The new legislation, passed by the senate this week, makes the country the first in Latin America to take this landmark step.

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