The regional overview summarizes the human rights situation and developments in the region throughout 2020.
The Americas began 2020 as the world’s most unequal region and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated this inequality. Some of those most affected were from marginalized communities and, by the end of the year, poverty levels were set to soar. Government responses to the crisis had far reaching impacts on human rights, with frequently devastating consequences for vast numbers of people.
Analysis, opinion, personal stories and more.