amnesty

Focus of work

Human rights

Country focus

Germany, worldwide

Fields of activity

Amnesty International is the world's largest human rights movement. Amnesty is independent of governments, parties, ideologies, business interests and religions.

"To ensure this independence, we finance our human rights work solely from donations and membership fees. Our campaigns and actions are based on the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

Amnesty's great strength lies in the voluntary commitment of more than ten million supporters in over 150 countries. They are people of different ages, nationalities and cultures.

Amnesty received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for this mission. In the justification it said that Amnesty is characterized by a clear stance: "No to violence, torture and terrorism. On the other hand, a yes to the defense of human dignity and human rights". Amnesty is still committed to these values ​​today.