Amnesty International

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Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a group campaigning for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected for everyone. The purpose stated on their website is to uphold and work to get human rights for people of the world, according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. According to them, this includes:

  • Stop violence against women
  • Defend the rights and dignity of those trapped in poverty
  • Abolish the death penalty
  • Oppose torture and combat terror with justice
  • Free prisoners of conscience
  • Protect the rights of refugees and migrants
  • Regulate the global arms trade[1]

It's Secretary General is Claudio Cordone.[2]

International Executive Committee

The following are the current members of the International Executive Committee, as of April 14, 2010:[3]

International Secretariat Senior Leadership Team

The following are the current members of the International Secretariat Senior Leadership Team, as of April 14, 2010:[4]

External links

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