Amnesty International, the human rights story by Jonathan Power

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Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .

Written in English

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  • Amnesty International,
  • Civil rights,
  • Violence,
  • Political prisoners,
  • Human rights

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementJonathan Power.
LC ClassificationsJC571 .P68
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4262385M
ISBN 100070505977
LC Control Number81008158

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Since MarchAmnesty International has spoken to more than women and girls who have fled their homelands, and who are living in camps and flats on the Greek islands or on mainland Greece.

Stories & Rights By GuestBloggers. Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people in over countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights.

Who We Are Sincewe’ve been helping people claim their rights across the world. The book is illustrated by photographs from Amnesty's archives Show less Traces the history of Amnesty International from its beginnings indescribing the difficulties and disappointments, how the organization works, and its special campaigns.

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Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are.

We are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization. The story of Amnesty International began back In when two Portuguese students were jailed just for raising a toast to freedom.

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For example, a Turkish court granted conditional release to 10 human rights defenders, including the head of Amnesty International’s Turkey office, after being detained for months on bogus charges. We continue the fight to clear their names for good as their trial continues. Learn more about our victories and search them by region and topic.

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When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in. Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists who campaign for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected.

Its vision is for every person to enjoy all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights File Size: 3MB.

Amnesty International. The Human Rights Story. New York: McGraw Hill, (Well-illustrated journalistic account.) From Nobel Lectures, PeaceEditor-in-Charge Tore Frängsmyr, Editor Irwin Abrams, World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, This text was first published in the book series Les Prix Nobel.

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Amnesty International (also referred to as Amnesty or AI) is a non-governmental organization with its headquarters in the United Kingdom focused on human organization says it has more than eight million members and supporters around the world.

The stated mission of the organization is to campaign for "a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights Founded: July ; 58 years ago, United Kingdom. Get this from a library. Amnesty International, the human rights story. [Jonathan Power] -- Examines this organization's work on behalf of political prisoners in Brazil, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, West Germany, China, Central African Republic, Tanzania, U.S.S.R., etc.

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The concert was one of the final stops on the Human Rights Now. tour, the second of two all-star tours that Amnesty International staged in.

This month’s Amnesty International Book Club pick, Secret Daughter, is a touching story of three women, worlds apart but entwined through circumstance, loss and love. In telling these stories, author Shilpi Somaya Gowda sheds light upon gender discrimination and its shocking impact upon the women whose rights are ignored.

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Each tale explores one of the rights asserted in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, passed in The stories vary in style, range, power and tone—some purposive and flat, others nuanced expressions of human nature and hope.

Khoudary’s relationship with Amnesty International underscores the corruption and bias of NGOs that so many in the media rely upon and treat as self-evidently credible.

And it is part of a pattern. For example, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, Marc Garlasco, who had helped the fallen organization sit in judgment of Israel, turned out to. about their human rights and the rights of others, why these rights must be defended and protected, and they are also taking action to promote human rights for all.

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BESTSELLING AUTHORS bring a thought-provoking collection of short stories, each inspired by one of thirty human rights adopted by the United Nations and promoted by Amnesty International. The result is a mix of thoughtful, serious, funny, and thrilling stories that harness the power of literature to celebrate--and affirm--our shared humanity.

Published in. Amnesty International, the human rights story. Oxford: Pergamon. MLA Citation. Power, Jonathan. Amnesty International, the human rights story / Jonathon Power Pergamon Oxford Australian/Harvard Citation.

Power, Jonathan. Amnesty International, the human rights story / Jonathon Power Pergamon Oxford. Wikipedia Citation. Amnesty International Ireland is an approved body that works as an eligible charity under section of the Taxes Consolidation Act Section of the TCA applies to an organisation which is a body for the promotion of the observance of the universal declaration of the Human Rights or the implementation of the European convention for the protection of Human Rights.

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Each acclaimed contributor has chosen one of the thirty UDHR rights as the basic inspiration for his or her story, and the result is an anthology that contains a complete mix of thoughtful, serious, funny and thrilling stories that provide some completely unexpected takes on the issue of human rights.

Published in association with Amnesty. Human rights are the rights that every single one of us share. How well do you know your human rights? Learn more at Amnesty International Australia - SA/NT Branch, Adelaide, South Australia.

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