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

Regional News

from Americas

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.

24 January 2012

Brazilian police have forcefully evicted almost 6,000 people without warning from a slum outside Sao Paulo.

23 January 2012

Christi Cheramie is seeking clemency after spending half her life in prison for a crime she committed as a child.

20 January 2012

A Cuban prisoner of conscience has died on hunger strike, highlighting the Raúl Castro government's intolerance for dissent.

18 January 2012

All Mexican states must adopt legislation to ban enforced disappearances, which have been on the rise in recent years as the authorities take on organized crime networks.

16 January 2012

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

11 January 2012

A new report highlights why the detention centre continues to represent an attack on human rights.

11 January 2012

An estimated half a million Haitians still live in dire conditions and at risk of forced eviction, two years after a devastating earthquake.

15 December 2011

Despite official pledges to protect migrants passing through Mexico, they still face widespread and systematic human rights abuses.

15 December 2011

Despite official pledges to protect migrants passing through Mexico, they still face widespread and systematic human rights abuses.

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.

13 December 2011

Two students were killed when Mexican police used force to break up a protest blocking a motorway in the south of the country.

12 December 2011

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

07 December 2011

Data obtained by Amnesty International shows that the US has repeatedly transferred ammunition to Egypt despite security forces' violent crackdown on protesters.

30 November 2011

The USA is the only country in the world to sentence children as young as 11 years old to life imprisonment without parole.

28 November 2011

In a matter of hours, Dominican Republic police and military personnel razed the Alto Brisas del Este community, violently evicting scores of residents.

28 November 2011

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

25 November 2011

Oregon governor John Kitzhaber issued a reprieve to convicted murderer Gary Haugen, who was due to be executed on 6 December.

22 November 2011

Brazil's authorities must address indigenous land claims to prevent future violent attacks on indigenous communities.

17 November 2011

Paul Rhoades is due to be put to death by lethal injection on Friday after 24 years on death row for murder.

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