Archived Web Site Amnesty International : Working to Protect Human Rights Amnesty International on line

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Title
Amnesty International : Working to Protect Human Rights
Other Title
Amnesty International on line
Alternate Title
Amnesty International on line
Summary
"Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty and AI) is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 7 million members and supporters around the world. The stated objective of the organisation is 'to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.' Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article 'The Forgotten Prisoners' in The Observer on 28 May 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson. Amnesty draws attention to human rights abuses and campaigns for compliance with international laws and standards. It works to mobilise public opinion to put pressure on governments that let abuse take place. The organisation was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its 'campaign against torture,' and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1978. In the field of international human rights organisations, Amnesty has the second longest history, after the International Federation for Human Rights and broadest name recognition, and is believed by many to set standards for the movement as a whole." -- Summary retrieved on October 7, 2019 http://dbpedia.org/resource/Amnesty_International External
Contributor Names
Amnesty International
Created / Published
United States.
Subject Headings
-  Human rights
-  Iraq. History. 2003-
-  Social Welfare
-  Iraq War, 2003-
Genre
website
Form
electronic
Repository
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540 USA
Source Url
http://www.amnesty.org/
Access Condition
Access restricted to on-site users
Scopes
-  www.amnesty.org/ (domain)
-  amnesty.org (domain)
-  livewire.amnesty.org/ (domain)
-  twitter.com/AmnestyOnline (domain)
-  www.facebook.com/amnestyglobal (domain)
-  www.youtube.com/amnestyinternational (domain)
-  www.flickr.com/photos/amnesty-international/ (domain)
-  www.facebook.com/pages/London-United-Kingdom/Amnesty-International/111658128847068 (domain)
Language
English
Online Format
web page
Description
Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty and AI) is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 7 million members and supporters around the world. The stated objective of the organisation is "to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated." Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article "The Forgotten Prisoners" in The Observer on 28 May 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson. Amnesty draws attention to human rights abuses and campaigns for compliance with international laws and standards. It works to mobilise public opinion to put pressure on governments that let abuse take place. The organisation was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its "campaign against torture," and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1978. In the field of international human rights organisations, Amnesty has the second longest history, after the International Federation for Human Rights and broadest name recognition, and is believed by many to set standards for the movement as a whole. Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
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