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

Regional News

from Americas

30 May 2013

The decision by the Constitutional Chamber of El Salvador's Supreme Court of Justice to deny Beatriz her appeal for access to a therapeutic abortion is "shameful and discriminatory".

29 May 2013

A new law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt, currently with the Shura Council, would effectively be a death blow to independent civil society in the country.

23 May 2013

Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.

23 May 2013

Human rights activists talks about the dangerous journey millions of people make every year from Central America to the USA through Mexico.

22 May 2013

With 10 killings in their family in a little over a decade, the Barrios' story in Venezuela is hard to believe.

21 May 2013

Guatemala's Constitutional Court has overturned the recent conviction and sentencing of former military ruler Efrain Rios Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity.

17 May 2013

The Jamaican authorities must swiftly appoint a commission of inquiry with an adequate mandate, resources and powers to carry out a thorough investigation into the security forces’ conduct during the 2010 state of emergency.

17 May 2013

On 17 May, to mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), Amnesty International supporters worldwide will take action to highlight the human rights situation of LGBTI people around the world.

17 May 2013

El Salvador’s Supreme Court has, once again, put off a ruling on whether or not to allow a severely ill pregnant woman to have an abortion.

17 May 2013

Argentina’s former military leader, Jorge Rafael Videla, has died in prison, where he was serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity committed during his time in office.

16 May 2013

A senior US diplomat has said his government will be quick to sign the new Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a move Amnesty International said raises hopes for swift implementation of the potentially lifesaving treaty around the world.

10 May 2013

World leaders must reject an aid-based model of development and instead pursue an approach that puts human rights and justice at its core.

10 May 2013

The conviction of Guatemala’s ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity during his time in office is a historic step in the nation’s long struggle for justice.

09 May 2013

Doctors in El Salvador said a 22-year-old woman could die if she continues with the pregnancy but haven’t treated her because if they interrupt it, they might be prosecuted under the country’s total ban on abortion.

08 May 2013

The trial against former Guatemalan leader General José Efraín Rios Montt for genocide during his time in office has restarted. See why the Central American country’s dark past is still relevant today.

07 May 2013

Puerto Rico’s lawmakers have a historic opportunity to end discrimination against the island’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people.

02 May 2013

The US state of Maryland has joined the overwhelming global trend towards ending the death penalty.

23 April 2013

Forced evictions in Haiti are worsening the already desperate situation of thousands of people still living in displacement camps more than three years after the devastating earthquake of January 2010.

22 April 2013

The US authorities must urgently end indefinite detention at Guantánamo Bay, Amnesty International said today after it was confirmed that more than half the detainees are now on hunger strike.

22 April 2013

The conviction of 23 Brazilian police officers for killing inmates in a prison massacre two decades ago is a "vital" step towards justice, Amnesty International has said.

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