Executive orders to suspend travel to the USA from several Muslim-majority countries sparked legal challenges, which continued through the year. There were major attacks on the rights of women and girls. Eighteen detainees were transferred from the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba; 41 detainees remained at the base and pre-trial military commission proceedings continued. Gun violence remained high. Death sentences were handed down and executions were carried out.
Analysis, opinion, personal stories and more.
Key facts about the migrant and refugee caravans making their way to the USA
NoBanNoWall: From the Muslim Ban to the Migrant Caravan
‘It breaks my heart, but I have to keep going’: the Honduran women forced to leave their homeland
Fact vs. Fiction: What you need to know about the caravan passing through Mexico on its way to the USA
Reports, briefings, urgent actions and UN submissions