Authorities across Mexico must pass and implement laws making enforced disappearance a criminal offence in accordance with international human rights law, Amnesty International said as one state considers a bill to outlaw the practice.
Former Haitian president Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier continues to evade justice, one year after authorities launched an investigation into crimes against humanity committed under his rule, Amnesty International said today.
The Turkish authorities have failed to address state officials' alleged involvement in the killing of journalist and human rights activist Hrant Dink, Amnesty International said today, as the trial of 18 people accused of his murder drew to a close.
The release of at least 130 political prisoners in Myanmar today—including well-known dissidents Htay Kywe, U Khun Htun Oo, Min Ko Naing, and U Gambira—is a significant move, Amnesty International said today.
The failure of the US government to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay is leaving a toxic legacy for human rights, Amnesty International said on the 10th anniversary of the first detainees being transferred to this notorious US prison.