A community leader from San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has not been heard of since his abduction on 30 August.
After many years of campaigning, an Indigenous community in Paraguay is closer to moving back to their traditional lands.
Death row prisoner Troy Davis has been executed in the state of Georgia despite serious doubts surrounding his conviction
The refusal to grant clemency for deathrow prisoner Troy Davis is a huge setback for human rights in the USA.
Troy Davis, who was sentenced to death in 1991 for the murder of a police officer, is due to have a clemency hearing on Monday.
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.