Peruvian authorities have imposed a state of emergency in the north of the country, where protests over construction of a goldmine have turned deadly.
International artists have come together to call on governments to agree a strong Arms Trade Treaty.
Hundreds of thousands of Amnesty International activists are calling for an end to arms transfers that fuel human rights abuses.
Despite opposition, human rights language has survived in the Rio+20 summit's outcome document – but it does not go far enough.
Guatemalan human rights defenders working on social, economic and cultural rights are harassed and attacked on a regular basis
Indigenous activists José Ramón Aniceto Gómez and Pascual Agustín Cruz are victims of a justice system that often discriminates against poor and indigenous people.
World leaders have a once in a generation chance to create a meaningful link between sustainable development and human rights.
Just six countries are responsible for around three-quarters of the world's arms exports by value.
Decades after El Salvador's armed conflict, hundreds of families still search for children who were taken from them amid the fighting.
A repressive emergency law adopted in Canada's Quebec province violates freedoms of speech, assembly and movement in breach of international obligations.
A Sarayaku indigenous activist speaks out about her community's fight to defend their rights and protect their traditional lands in Ecuador's rainforest.
Activists from around the globe share their stories from the frontline of defending human rights.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Six journalists have been killed in less than a month in Mexico, raising grave concerns about freedom of expression.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in the Colombian capital which killed two people and injured at least 50.
Brazil's new Truth Commission must bring to light the full extent of violations committed under the country's military rule.
North Carolina has voted in favour of a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions, contravening rights protected under international law.
In Cuba, critics of the government have to find creative ways of ensuring their stories get out, as internet access is highly controlled.
Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Presidential elections in Dominican Republic offer an "extraordinary opportunity" in the battle for human rights.