US state urged to grant clemency after the Commissioner of Corrections sets the date for 21 September.
One woman describes how her daughters' killings led her to advocate for better protection from domestic violence in the USA.
Civilian oversight, not a military trial, is needed to ensure justice is delivered after Chilean police fired amid protests, killing a student.
Bolivia's Supreme Court has convicted seven former officials for their role in the "Black October" massacre during protests in 2003.
The Mexican government’s strategy on migrants has failed to tackle the alarming numbers of Central American migrants being kidnapped.
A US trial court has transferred a murder trial involving a 13-year-old to juvenile court, avoiding a possible violation of international law.
A landmark law in Peru will mandate government consultations with Indigenous Peoples before large-scale development projects can continue.
The "Ladies in White," an unofficial network of women protesters in Cuba, face ongoing intimidation from the authorities.
A landmark UN decision has found that Brazil discriminated against a pregnant Afro-descendant woman and failed to prevent her death.
In a legal precedent for Mexico, two Indigenous women raped by soldiers in 2002 have had their cases moved to the civilian justice system.
An armed ambush that killed a judge near Rio de Janeiro highlights the city's high level of criminality and police corruption.
Guatemalan presidential candidates are urged to commit to protecting and improving human rights ahead of elections in September.
Staff of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation have received death threats after testifying at a key trial on a 1982 massacre.
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.
Across the Americas, Indigenous Peoples are seen as standing in the way of commercial interests and their human rights are consistently violated.
After a TV presenter was shot dead in the Dominican Republic, authorities must do more to protect journalists who face threats.
A landmark court ruling in Guatemala sentences four soldiers for their involvement in a bloody massacre in Dos Erres village in 1982.
A former columnist and three newspaper directors in Ecuador face jail terms after President Rafael Correa sued them for criminal libel.
Authorities in Haiti's capital have forcibly evicted hundreds of families from a makeshift camp formed after last year's devastating earthquake.
The family of disappeared priest Michael Woodward are challenging the dropping of murder and torture charges against former officials.