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

Regional News

from Americas

10 January 2013

Concrete measures are needed to back up a new Mexican law aimed at guaranteeing the rights of victims of crime and human rights abuses amid the struggle against organized crime.

08 January 2013

US President Barack Obama must revisit the promise he made in 2009 to close the Guantánamo detention facility and commit to releasing the detainees or bringing them to fair trial.

20 December 2012

A former Argentine minister and 22 former military officials have been found guilty for their involvement in the kidnapping, murder and torture of social activists in the 1970s.

18 December 2012

Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto must implement immediate and concrete measures to tackle some of the country’s most pressing human rights issues.

17 December 2012

Authorities in Paraguay must ensure all those responsible for the deaths of 11 peasants and six police officers in Curuguaty last June are investigated.

17 December 2012

For more than two decades the indigenous community of Sawhoyamaxa has been forced to live in a settlement by the side of a busy highway in Paraguay.

13 December 2012

Today’s ruling on the CIA’s detention and rendition of German national Khaled El-Masri is a milestone in the fight against impunity for US-led secret detention programmes.

07 December 2012

Human rights defenders across the Americas are facing escalating levels of intimidation, harassment and attacks at the hands of state security forces, paramilitary groups and organized crime.

06 December 2012

Members of the armed forces and police suspected of criminal responsibility in serious human rights violations may evade justice because of a planned constitutional reform in Colombia.

06 December 2012

President Bouterse must not be allowed to walk away from his responsibility in the torture and death of 15 people in Suriname in December 1982.

27 November 2012

Jean-Marie Simon lived and worked in Guatemala as a photojournalist between 1980 and 1988, a period of extreme violence and brutality in the country.

22 November 2012

A former child soldier recalls the bloodiest chapter in Guatemala's armed conflict, which resulted in more than 200,000 deaths and widespread human rights abuses.

19 November 2012

In the early 1980s the Guatemalan army and police killed or kidnapped scores of people in the capital.

15 November 2012

Fredy Peccerelli, Director of the Guatemalan Foundation of Forensic Anthropology, describes his organization's painstaking work to uncover human remains in Guatemala.

13 November 2012

More than 3,000 prisoners in the US state of California endure inhuman conditions in solitary confinement - sometimes for decades on end.

12 November 2012

It took Guatemalan Ana Lucia Cuevas nearly two decades and a news story to find out her brother had been murdered.

09 November 2012

The Dominican Republic’s National Police must urgently address how it responds to public protests after a student was shot dead at a demonstration in Santo Domingo.

05 November 2012

Tens of thousands of slum-dwellers in Rio de Janeiro are the focus of an NGO campaign on human rights ahead police plans to "pacify" the area.

01 November 2012

The US authorities must urgently take action to correct a decade of human wrongs and cruelty carried out within the Guantánamo facility in Cuba.

01 November 2012

El Salvador must finally deliver justice for a brutal massacre that took place three decades ago, Amnesty International urged today in an open letter to President Mauricio Funes.

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