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

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15 September 2010

President García to repeal a decree which could grant amnesties to military personnel alleged to have committed abuses during the 1980 – 2000 internal conflict.

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05 August 2010

Colombia’s new government must ensure the independence of the country’s justice system, allowing it to bring to justice those responsible for human rights abuses committed during the country’s long-running armed conflict.

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28 June 2010

Amnesty International has accused the Honduran authorities of failing to address serious human rights violations that followed the coup d’etat of 28 June 2009, when ex-President Manuel Zelaya was forced from power

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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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29 April 2010

All presidential candidates urged to send out a clear message that, if elected, they will put an end to many decades of abuses and impunity.

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23 March 2010

The law protects those responsible for thousands of killings and disappearances during the country's armed conflict from 1980 to 1992.

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12 February 2010
Travis Bishop, a US army sergeant who refused to serve in Afghanistan because of his religious beliefs as a Christian, has had his year-long sentenced shortened by three months.
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19 October 2009

The invaluable work carried out by human rights defenders in Colombia must be respected by all the parties to the armed conflict, Amnesty International has said.
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30 September 2009
Honduran de facto president Roberto Micheletti urged to rescind a decree that provides sweeping new powers of detention to the police, bans all public meetings and imposes a 45 day curfew.
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30 September 2009
Marvin Ortiz, a journalist with Radio Globo in Honduras, talks to Amnesty International about how the station was forcibly and violently shut down in a joint police and military operation.
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18 September 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General has urged the White House to refer the report on violations of international law committed in Gaza to the UN Security Council.
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09 June 2009
Nine demonstrators and 24 police officers were confirmed killed during protests by Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon town of Bagua.
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29 April 2009
Those who watched Barack Obama take office on 20 January were part of a far-reaching celebration of the once seemingly impossible becoming reality.
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27 March 2009
Officials involved in opening Guatemala's police archives and members of their families have been threatened and attacked in recent days.
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06 March 2009
At least 330 civilians were reported to have been victims of unlawful killings by members of the security forces in 2007. The victims, mostly peasant farmers, were o
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24 February 2009
'Communities in resistance' have for years suffered attacks by the Colombian security forces, paramilitaries and guerrilla groups, for refusing to take part in the co
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20 February 2009
Both Israel and Hamas used foreign-supplied weapons to attack civilians according to fresh evidence released by Amnesty International.
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16 February 2009
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group are reported to be responsible for the killing of 27 Indigenous Awá People in the department o
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28 January 2009
In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama rejected as "false" the choice between safety and respect for human rights.
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10 December 2008
Irene Khan writes about the continuing human rights issues around the world as Amnesty International celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Hu
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