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

Regional News

from Americas

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.
06 February 2009
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have set free a second hostage in a week with the release of regional deputy Sigifredo López.
04 February 2009
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have released former governor Alan Jara, who had been held hostage by the guerrilla group since 2001.
30 January 2009
A law to protect women in Mexico has had no impact in the two years since its inception, leaving the safety of many Mexican women at risk.
28 January 2009
Those who watched Barack Obama take office on 20 January were part of a far-reaching celebration of the once seemingly impossible becoming reality.
28 January 2009
In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama rejected as "false" the choice between safety and respect for human rights.
27 January 2009
The vice-president of the Workers' Party in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco and human rights activist was assassinated on Saturday.
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.
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A flurry of activity by UN member states to sign and ratify the...
The rights of migrants are being trampled across the globe as they...
Pakistan's reported plans to execute 500 more people are “deeply...
Pro-Kyiv volunteer battalions are increasingly blocking humanitarian...
Torture, including rape and other forms of sexual violence, suffered...