This report provides a review of laws, practices and patterns of torture, examining the availability and effectiveness of safeguards, accountability mechanisms and avenues to obtain reparation for torture in several countries of the Americas region, including Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, United States of America and Venezuela. It reflects both systemic challenges and best practices identified by participants of a regional expert meeting that was held in Lima, Peru, in 2012, as part of the REDRESS initiative “Reparation for Torture: Global Sharing of Expertise”, supported by the European Union.