Defensores y defensoras de los derechos humanos

Los defensores y defensoras de los derechos humanos sacan a la luz violaciones de estos derechos y hacen campaña para que se otorgue reparación a las víctimas. Son quienes, solos o con la ayuda de otros, actúan para garantizar la promoción y la protección de los derechos humanos de todas las personas. Pero lo importante no es quiénes son, sino qué hacen. Los defensores y defensoras de los derechos humanos emprenden acciones pacíficas y consideran que todos los seres humanos tienen los mismos derechos.

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News and Updates

Afghan government must set out credible presidential election plan

20 October 2009

The Afghan government and its international supporters must immediately set out a clear and effective plan to ensure a credible second round of presidential election voting.

Colombian human rights activist seriously injured in gun attack

19 October 2009


The invaluable work carried out by human rights defenders in Colombia must be respected by all the parties to the armed conflict, Amnesty International has said.

Ugandan 'anti-homosexuality' bill threatens liberties and human rights defenders

16 October 2009

The draft "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" introduced on Wednesday in Uganda's parliament would violate human rights and should be withdrawn immediately.

Afghan candidates must stop intimidation of journalists

7 October 2009

Since the August polls, Amnesty International has received evidence of harassment and violence against the media by supporters of President Hamid Karzai and his chief election rival, Abdullah Abdullah.

President Kadyrov libel trial reveals danger faced by human rights activists

7 October 2009

A Moscow court has found in favour of the president's libel suit against human rights activist Oleg Orlov who accused him of "being responsible" for the murder of human rights worker Natalia Estemirova.

Video and Audio

Teargas in Egypt's Tahrir Square

29 June 2011

Amnesty International's Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui reports from demonstrations in Tahrir Square, Cairo.

Video: The role of Western countries in the Egypt crisis

Senior Director of Amnesty International Widney Brown gives an international political analysis and human rights update on the Egypt demonstrations.

Salil Shetty on Egypt protests

Amnesty International's Secretary General disappointed by military failure to protect protesters

Amnesty International staff member reports from a raid on a Cairo law centre

3 February 2011

The Hisham Mubarak Law Centre has been raided by security forces and surrounded by army and police.

Tunisian government must respect rights amid protests

18 January 2011

Tunisian government must respect rights amid protests

Networking for change

Amnesty International analyses the role of social media in unrest across the Middle East and North Africa.

Gambia Global Day of Action

22 July 2010

Government urged to end its widespread use of arbitrary detentions and torture as activists worldwide stage protests against the authorities' appalling human rights record.

Mexican activist jailed for defending human rights

Interview with Raúl Hernández, a Mexican human rights defender who has been wrongfully imprisoned for his work with an Indigenous community.

Video: Thousands get Fired Up for human rights

22 December 2008

Thousands of people around the world took part in actions to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December.