Amnesty International Mission Statement

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Amnesty International Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization which focuses on human rights with over 7 million members and supporters around the world. It was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article "The Forgotten Prisoners" in The Observer 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 mobilize public opinion to put pressure on governments that let abuse take place. According to the Statute of Amnesty International, 27th International Council meeting (2005), Amnesty International 's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. In pursuit of this vision, Amnesty International 's mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. Its stated objective 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” Its work entails investigating and exposing the facts, whenever and wherever abuses happen, to lobby governments,
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