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

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20 March 2009
Amnesty International has called on other European governments to follow Ireland's lead in offering to accept a small number of Guantánamo detainees who the U
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19 March 2009
Colombian authorities have renewed criminal proceedings against two prominent and well-respected Colombian human rights activists.
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05 March 2009
The International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, discusses the ICC's work in the wake of the court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for Sudan's Pr
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24 February 2009
UK resident Binyam Mohamed has been released from detention in Guantánamo Bay and allowed to return to the UK.
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28 January 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 January 2009
The vice-president of the Workers' Party in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco and human rights activist was assassinated on Saturday.
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22 January 2009
Amnesty International has welcomed the new US administration’s moves to suspend military commission proceedings at Guantánamo as a “positive sign&
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22 January 2009
Retired army colonel Luis Alfonso Plazas Vega is currently on trial in the civilian courts for his alleged part in the enforced disappearance of 11 people in 1985.
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22 January 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan has called President Barack Obama’s executive order to close the Guantánamo detention facility &quo
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12 January 2009
Barack Obama is being urged to back up his pledge to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay by calling a halt to a military commission trial scheduled
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22 December 2008
The Pentagon is working on a plan to close the Guantánamo Bay detention centre, according to a US Department of Defense official.
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17 December 2008
The journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush is reported to have suffered various injuries after being beaten up by security officials.
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17 December 2008
Three detainees were released on Tuesday from the Guantánamo detention camp to their homes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but three others remain.
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16 December 2008
The authorization of “aggressive” interrogation techniques by senior US government officials has been a “direct cause of detainee abuse” in th
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12 December 2008
A vote in Brazil’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the reservation of Raposa Serra do Sol on the frontier between Brazil
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05 December 2008
Those who executed and planned the massacre of 250 people in Dos Erres have never been convicted. The case has been paralysed by constant appeals, and shows no signs o
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25 November 2008
A draft law in Colombia aiming to grant reparation to victims of the country's 40-year conflict has been called "discriminatory" by Amnesty International.
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18 November 2008
'Early action' promised on closing the detention centre at Guantánamo Bay and ensuring that the USA does not resort to torture.
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07 November 2008
Amnesty International’s Secretary General Irene Khan has issued an assessment of the human rights situation in the country and a set of recommendations address
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31 October 2008
The son of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, could face between 20 years to life imprisonment for the crimes he committed in Liberia, while serving as the hea
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