Colombian human rights defender Angélica Bello died on 16 February in controversial circumstances after receiving threats for her work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the early 1980s the Guatemalan army and police killed or kidnapped scores of people in the capital.
Fredy Peccerelli, Director of the Guatemalan Foundation of Forensic Anthropology, describes his organization's painstaking work to uncover human remains in Guatemala.
It took Guatemalan Ana Lucia Cuevas nearly two decades and a news story to find out her brother had been murdered.
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.
The Colombian authorities have failed to make real progress in bringing to justice those responsible for conflict-related sexual crimes.
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory.
The survivors and relatives of the 1982 El Calabozo massacre demand justice from El Salvador's authorities.
A Guatemalan court has sentenced an ex-police chief to 70 years in prison for the 1981 disappearance and torture of a university student.
The Colombian authorities must do more to protect civilians increasingly caught up in the country's ongoing armed conflict.
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.
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.
International artists have come together to call on governments to agree a strong Arms Trade Treaty.
Hundreds of thousands of Amnesty International activists are calling for an end to arms transfers that fuel human rights abuses.
Just six countries are responsible for around three-quarters of the world's arms exports by value.
Decades after El Salvador's armed conflict, hundreds of families still search for children who were taken from them amid the fighting.