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

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26 February 2013

Colombian human rights defender Angélica Bello died on 16 February in controversial circumstances after receiving threats for her work.

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29 January 2013

Former Guatemalan military leader General Efraín Ríos Montt and his  head of military intelligence will stand trial for the massacre of almost 2,000 people in the 1980s.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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19 November 2012

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

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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.

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12 November 2012

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

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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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04 October 2012

The Colombian authorities have failed to make real progress in bringing to justice those responsible for conflict-related sexual crimes.

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28 August 2012

A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory.

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22 August 2012

The survivors and relatives of the 1982 El Calabozo massacre demand justice from El Salvador's authorities.

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22 August 2012

A Guatemalan court has sentenced an ex-police chief to 70 years in prison for the 1981 disappearance and torture of a university student.

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15 August 2012

The Colombian authorities must do more to protect civilians increasingly caught up in the country's ongoing armed conflict.

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27 July 2012

As reports of civilians being targeted in Syria continue to make headlines, China, Russia and the USA acted to delay what could have been a landmark agreement to end the irresponsible trade in arms.

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25 July 2012

The USA is the pivotal player in closing major loopholes and setting strong rules for international transfers of arms in the final days of ATT negotiations.

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02 July 2012

International artists have come together to call on governments to agree a strong Arms Trade Treaty.

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27 June 2012

Hundreds of thousands of Amnesty International activists are calling for an end to arms transfers that fuel human rights abuses.

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11 June 2012

Just six countries are responsible for around three-quarters of the world's arms exports by value.

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01 June 2012

Decades after El Salvador's armed conflict, hundreds of families still search for children who were taken from them amid the fighting.

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