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

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25 January 2012

Relatives of hundreds of massacre victims have triumphed in forcing retired General Ríos Montt to appear before a court on genocide charges.

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16 January 2012

Despite an ongoing investigation, Haiti's former ruler has yet to face justice for widespread human rights violations from the past.

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13 December 2011

Former Panamanian General Manuel Noriega has been extradited back to Panama, but must still face justice for his full role in human rights violations.

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12 December 2011

For decades, families have sought justice for hundreds victims of a 1981massacre at El Mozote in El Salvador.

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28 November 2011

Four members of Colombia's security forces have been killed while being held by guerillas, a possible war crime.

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27 October 2011

The Uruguayan government has revoked a controversial 1986 law that shielded officials from prosecution for crimes against humanity.

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27 October 2011

Decades after Argentina's military dictatorship ended, the latest in a series of trials has brought former officials to justice for crimes against humanity.

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12 August 2011

Staff of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation have received death threats after testifying at a key trial on a 1982 massacre.

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04 August 2011

Authorities urged to ensure that when the country's former leader is extradited by France he is tried for human rights abuses during his 1980s rule.

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03 August 2011

A landmark court ruling in Guatemala sentences four soldiers for their involvement in a bloody massacre in Dos Erres village in 1982.

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01 July 2011

Uruguay finally has a green light to investigate dozens of cases of human rights abuses from its period of military rule three decades ago.

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20 June 2011

Guatemala has recently arrested several former officials for grave human rights violations during the country's civil war.

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28 February 2011

Control Arms Coalition calls on countries meeting at the UN in New York this week to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers.

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21 January 2011

Amnesty International calls for justice to be done for cases of detention without trial, torture, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions between 1971 and 1986.

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20 January 2011

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is visiting the US, is commander in chief of Sri Lanka's armed forces, which face allegations of war crimes, enforced disappearances, and torture.

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17 January 2011

Amnesty International has urged the Haitian authorities to bring former president Jean-Claude Duvalier – also known as 'Baby Doc' – to justice for human rights abuses committed during his regime in the 1970s and 80s.

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23 December 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the sentence handed to a former Argentine president responsible for crimes against humanity in the 1970s and 80s.

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12 August 2010

Omar Khadr is facing five "war crime" charges, including a murder charge for allegedly throwing a grenade that fatally wounded a US soldier.

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27 May 2010

Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.

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21 April 2010

Amnesty International has welcomed the conviction of Reynaldo Bignone, who was found guilty of torture, murder and several kidnappings that occured during the 1970s.

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