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

Regional News

from Americas

01 June 2012

Decades after El Salvador's armed conflict, hundreds of families still search for children who were taken from them amid the fighting.

25 May 2012

A repressive emergency law adopted in Canada's Quebec province violates freedoms of speech, assembly and movement in breach of international obligations.

25 May 2012

A Sarayaku indigenous activist speaks out about her community's fight to defend their rights and protect their traditional lands in Ecuador's rainforest.

25 May 2012

Activists from around the globe share their stories from the frontline of defending human rights.

24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

21 May 2012

Six journalists have been killed in less than a month in Mexico, raising grave concerns about freedom of expression.

16 May 2012

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in the Colombian capital which killed two people and injured at least 50.

11 May 2012

Brazil's new Truth Commission must bring to light the full extent of violations committed under the country's military rule.

09 May 2012

North Carolina has voted in favour of a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions, contravening rights protected under international law.

02 May 2012

In Cuba, critics of the government have to find creative ways of ensuring their stories get out, as internet access is highly controlled.

01 May 2012

Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.

26 April 2012

Presidential elections in Dominican Republic offer an "extraordinary opportunity" in the battle for human rights.

25 April 2012

Brazil has taken important steps to address the horrific crimes committed during the regime of 1964-1985.

20 April 2012

Levon Helm, an influential US musician and longtime supporter of Amnesty International, has passed away in Woodstock, New York.

18 April 2012

A Mexican man who denounced federal police for kidnapping, torture and extortion has been found dead.

17 April 2012

Albert Woodfox, 65, and Herman Wallace, 70, have been in solitary confinement in Louisiana's Angola Prison since 1972.

05 April 2012

Connecticut’s State Senate has voted to abolish the death penalty, joining a worldwide trend away from capital punishment.

03 April 2012

Inmates in the isolation unit at Arizona State Prison are kept under dehumanising conditions that lack health care and rehabilitation opportunities.

02 April 2012

Man accused of raping three 12-year-old girls acquitted by Brazil’s Supreme Court on the basis that they were allegedly “sex-workers”.

02 April 2012

A new Amnesty report describes how more than 2,000 prisoners in Arizona are confined for months or years in conditions of extreme isolation.

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