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The state of the world's human rights

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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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26 July 2012

Campaigners lobbying for a strong Arms Trade Treaty staged a mock graveyard stunt to show the impact of the global arms trade.

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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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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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21 March 2012

Five former paramilitaries have each been sentenced to nearly 8,000 years in prison for their role in one of the bloodiest mass killings of Guatemala's civil war.

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16 March 2012

Serious concerns remain in Guatemala as the UN Human Rights Committee is due to evaluate the country's human rights performance.

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14 March 2012

Pedro Pimentel Ríos is the fifth former soldier in Guatemala to be convicted for his role in the 1982  killings of more than 250 people in a rural village.

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07 March 2012

A US immigration court has ruled that a former Salvadoran Defence Minister can be deported on the basis of grave abuses during the 1980s civil war.

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27 February 2012

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group have said they will no longer kidnap for ransom, but they have yet to renounce a host of other abuses.

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31 January 2012

Haitian authorities have dropped the case against former leader Jean-Claude Duvalier, who is accused of crimes against humanity during his rule.

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27 January 2012

A former Guatemalan head of state will face trial on genocide charges over massacres of thousands of mostly Mayan villagers in 1982 and 1983.

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25 January 2012

Relatives of hundreds of massacre victims have triumphed in forcing retired General Ríos Montt to appear before a court on genocide charges.

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16 January 2012

Despite an ongoing investigation, Haiti's former ruler has yet to face justice for widespread human rights violations from the past.

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13 December 2011

Former Panamanian General Manuel Noriega has been extradited back to Panama, but must still face justice for his full role in human rights violations.

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12 December 2011

For decades, families have sought justice for hundreds victims of a 1981massacre at El Mozote in El Salvador.

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