Amnesty International today urged governments in the Americas to stop prioritizing development projects at the expense of Indigenous Peoples’ rights.
The call came ahead of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People on 9 August.
Amnesty International has today described the government's plans for an inquiry into allegations of UK involvement in torture and other human rights violations as "secretive, unfair and deeply flawed".
The oil company Shell has had a disastrous impact on the human rights of the people living in the Niger Delta in Nigeria, said Amnesty International, responding to a UN report on the effects of oil pollution in Ogoniland in the Delta region.
The UN Security Council’s response to the recent bloodshed in Syria is deeply inadequate, Amnesty International said today, after the council released a statement condemning the Syrian government’s deadly crackdown on protesters.
A judge in Guatemala City yesterday sentenced four former soldiers from an elite army unit to more than 6,000 years in prison for their role in a 1982 massacre in Dos Erres village in the north of the country.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic must ensure journalists are given adequate protection to carry out their jobs without fearing for their lives, Amnesty International said today after a television presenter was abducted and shot dead in the east of the country.