We uncover the truth and hold the powerful to account.

Do you believe we have a shared humanity and a shared responsibility for what goes on in the world, despite what politicians tell us?

If you do, then you’re one of us.

Our unwavering belief in the power of people united has brought about real change, stretching across every corner of the world. Thanks to years of support from committed supporters like you, the death penalty is abolished in most countries, dangerous spyware used to target activists has been uncovered and seemingly untouchable tyrants have been made to answer for their crimes.

Who is Amnesty International?

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who are committed to creating a future where human rights are enjoyed by everyone. United by our shared humanity, we know that the power to create positive change is within all of us.

We are funded by members and people like you. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. We stand with victims of human rights violations whoever they are, wherever they are.

No government is beyond scrutiny. We uncover the truth. We hold human rights violators to account.

Be part of a global movement for human rights

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Our mission and statute

We have a vision of a world where everyone can enjoy the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights mechanisms. To achieve this vision, our mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of these rights.

Our core values are rooted in our commitment to the global community of human rights defenders that make up our membership:

  • International solidarity
  • Effective action for the individual victim
  • Global coverage
  • Universality and indivisibility of human rights
  • Impartiality and independence
  • Democracy and human rights

For more information on our statute and mission

Read the full statute

Amnesty International Charity is a company registered in England & Wales, limited by guarantee (no. 02007475) and a registered charity (no. 294230), with registered office at 1 Easton Street, London WC1X 0DW. The charity is a subsidiary of Amnesty International Limited.