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

Regional News

from Americas

26 January 2009
A coalition of human rights organizations is calling on EU foreign ministers to help by offering humanitarian protection to detainees at risk of torture or other seri
22 January 2009
Amnesty International has welcomed the new US administration’s moves to suspend military commission proceedings at Guantánamo as a “positive sign&
22 January 2009
Retired army colonel Luis Alfonso Plazas Vega is currently on trial in the civilian courts for his alleged part in the enforced disappearance of 11 people in 1985.
22 January 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan has called President Barack Obama’s executive order to close the Guantánamo detention facility &quo
15 January 2009
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12 January 2009
Barack Obama is being urged to back up his pledge to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay by calling a halt to a military commission trial scheduled
12 January 2009
A year into Alvaro Colom's term as Guatemala's President, more action needs to be taken to build on his promising commitments to improve human rights in the country.
09 January 2009
Activists demand the closure of Guantánamo on the seventh anniversary of the first transfers of detainees to the US detention facility in Cuba.
22 December 2008
The Pentagon is working on a plan to close the Guantánamo Bay detention centre, according to a US Department of Defense official.
18 December 2008
Over one hundred countries voted overwhelmingly in favour of a second resolution on "Moratorium on the use of the death penalty" at the United Nations on T
17 December 2008
Three detainees were released on Tuesday from the Guantánamo detention camp to their homes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but three others remain.
17 December 2008
The journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush is reported to have suffered various injuries after being beaten up by security officials.
16 December 2008
The authorization of “aggressive” interrogation techniques by senior US government officials has been a “direct cause of detainee abuse” in th
12 December 2008
A vote in Brazil’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the reservation of Raposa Serra do Sol on the frontier between Brazil
10 December 2008
Irene Khan writes about the continuing human rights issues around the world as Amnesty International celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Hu
09 December 2008
José Luis Urbano is the president of the Foundation for the Defence of the Right to Education (Asociación Pro-Defensa del Derecho a la Educación
05 December 2008
Those who executed and planned the massacre of 250 people in Dos Erres have never been convicted. The case has been paralysed by constant appeals, and shows no signs o
28 November 2008
The execution of a Chinese scientist on Friday is the latest in a series of executions that are going against the global trend towards a moratorium on the death pena
25 November 2008
A draft law in Colombia aiming to grant reparation to victims of the country's 40-year conflict has been called "discriminatory" by Amnesty International.
24 November 2008
Clashes between supporters of the government party and those of the opposition, have been fuelled by accusations of fraud and vote rigging during this month's election
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Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in...
The number of killings perpetrated by the police is on the rise again...
The execution of two men in Japan on Friday flies in the face of...
Russia’s official branding of a civil society organization as a “...
Peaceful activist Mohamed Bachir Arab has been held in secret since...