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NGOAmnesty International (International Secretariat)
AddressAmnesty International, 1 Easton Street, London, WC1X 0DW
Telephone020 74135500
Background InformationThe London-based International Secretariat of Amnesty International coordinates the work of the world-wide network of Amnesty International national chapters (including in the UK), undertaking research and action with the goal of securing the world-wide application of human rights norms, such as the United Nations' 1948 Universal Declaration. Amnesty was established by British lawyer Peter Benenson, galvanised after reading of the imprisonment of two Portuguese students who had toasted freedom. Source:
Year Created1961
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies
Related OrganisationsAmnesty International UK
KeywordsHuman rights and civil liberties.
Last Edited ByRC at 18/09/2007 10:46:51