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Latest Reports

April 1, 2014

International law strictly prohibits the use of torture and other ill-treatment, and stipulates that governments are responsible for investigating torture allegations, bringing criminal proceedings in torture cases and compensating the victims....

April 1, 2014

Violence affects everyone in Chicago, but it is particularly devastating for the city's youth. Human rights must be a part of the strategy to address gun violence in Chicago

April 1, 2014

This report, prepared in connection with Amnesty International USA's annual Human Rights Conference, outlines ten pressing human rights issues facing the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois as a whole and recommends steps for immediate actio...

March 26, 2014
Despite the setbacks in 2013, there has been a steady decline in the number of countries using the death penalty over the last 20 years, and there was progress in all regions last year.