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

Regional News

from Americas

02 April 2009
Eight of the world's leading NGOs urge the G20 leaders to take long-term decisions in the interests of people and the planet this week.
27 March 2009
Officials involved in opening Guatemala's police archives and members of their families have been threatened and attacked in recent days.
26 March 2009
The US immigrant-detention population has surged in the past decade, resulting in a lack of due process that has driven some detainees to attempt suicide.
26 March 2009
René González and Gerardo Hernández have been imprisoned since 1998 for 'acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government'. Their wives, Cuba
23 March 2009
More people were executed in Asia than in any other part of the world in 2008. By contrast, in Europe, only one country continues to use the death penalty: Belarus.
23 March 2009
A 15-year-old boy died after he was shocked with a Taser gun in Michigan.
20 March 2009
Amnesty International has called on other European governments to follow Ireland's lead in offering to accept a small number of Guantánamo detainees who the U
19 March 2009
Colombian authorities have renewed criminal proceedings against two prominent and well-respected Colombian human rights activists.
19 March 2009
The Governor of New Mexico signed into law a bill, abolishing the death penalty in his state, on Wednesday evening.
19 March 2009
The Cuban authorities took action on Tuesday to suppress peaceful demonstrations marking the 6th anniversary of a crackdown against dissidents.
18 March 2009
Human rights activists marking the 6-year detention of 57 people imprisoned in Cuba for expressing their right to freedom of expression and association are facing on
18 March 2009
Authorities in Mexico have dropped the charges against four Indigenous human rights defenders who have been imprisoned for nearly a year.
12 March 2009
Five members of a Guerrero-based human rights organization are still being held in prison nearly a year after their arrest, despite insufficient evidence against them.
06 March 2009
At least 330 civilians were reported to have been victims of unlawful killings by members of the security forces in 2007. The victims, mostly peasant farmers, were o
05 March 2009
The International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, discusses the ICC's work in the wake of the court's decision to issue an arrest warrant for Sudan's Pr
24 February 2009
UK resident Binyam Mohamed has been released from detention in Guantánamo Bay and allowed to return to the UK.
24 February 2009
'Communities in resistance' have for years suffered attacks by the Colombian security forces, paramilitaries and guerrilla groups, for refusing to take part in the co
20 February 2009
Both Israel and Hamas used foreign-supplied weapons to attack civilians according to fresh evidence released by Amnesty International.
16 February 2009
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group are reported to be responsible for the killing of 27 Indigenous Awá People in the department o
09 February 2009
The report, submitted to the Human Rights Council, also fails to acknowledge that the Mexican government's policies are frequently not implemented or lack impact.
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