Amnesty International

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About Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who are committed to creating a future where human rights are enjoyed by everyone. United by our shared humanity, we know that the power to create positive change is within all of us.

We are funded by members and people like you. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. We stand with victims of human rights violations whoever they are, wherever they are.

No government is beyond scrutiny. We uncover the truth. We hold human rights violators to account.

Our mission and statute

We have a vision of a world where everyone can enjoy the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights mechanisms. To achieve this vision, our mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of these rights.

Our core values are rooted in our commitment to the global community of human rights defenders that make up our membership:

  • International solidarity
  • Effective action for the individual victim
  • Global coverage
  • Universality and indivisibility of human rights
  • Impartiality and independence
  • Democracy and human rights

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