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

Regional News

from Americas

11 October 2011

A community leader from San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has not been heard of since his abduction on 30 August.

29 September 2011

After many years of campaigning, an Indigenous community in Paraguay is closer to moving back to their traditional lands.

21 September 2011

Death row prisoner Troy Davis has been executed in the state of Georgia despite serious doubts surrounding his conviction

20 September 2011

The refusal to grant clemency for deathrow prisoner Troy Davis is a huge setback for human rights in the USA.

16 September 2011

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.

08 September 2011

US state urged to grant clemency after the Commissioner of Corrections sets the date for 21 September.

02 September 2011

One woman describes how her daughters' killings led her to advocate for better protection from domestic violence in the USA.

01 September 2011

Civilian oversight, not a military trial, is needed to ensure justice is delivered after Chilean police fired amid protests, killing a student.

31 August 2011

Bolivia's Supreme Court has convicted seven former officials for their role in the "Black October" massacre during protests in 2003.

30 August 2011

The Mexican government’s strategy on migrants has failed to tackle the alarming numbers of Central American migrants being kidnapped.

26 August 2011

A US trial court has transferred a murder trial involving a 13-year-old to juvenile court, avoiding a possible violation of international law.

25 August 2011

A landmark law in Peru will mandate government consultations with Indigenous Peoples before large-scale development projects can continue.

22 August 2011

The "Ladies in White," an unofficial network of women protesters in Cuba, face ongoing intimidation from the authorities.

19 August 2011

A landmark UN decision has found that Brazil discriminated against a pregnant Afro-descendant woman and failed to prevent her death.

17 August 2011

In a legal precedent for Mexico, two Indigenous women raped by soldiers in 2002 have had their cases moved to the civilian justice system.

16 August 2011

An armed ambush that killed a judge near Rio de Janeiro highlights the city's high level of criminality and police corruption.

16 August 2011

Guatemalan presidential candidates are urged to commit to protecting and improving human rights ahead of elections in September.

12 August 2011

Staff of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation have received death threats after testifying at a key trial on a 1982 massacre.

04 August 2011

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.

04 August 2011

Across the Americas, Indigenous Peoples are seen as standing in the way of commercial interests and their human rights are consistently violated.

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