It is important to read and understand the Code of Conduct for an International Member before becoming an officially recognized International Member of Amnesty International.

The struggle for human rights must be truly international. This is because human rights are universal and a worldwide outcry can promote and defend human rights most effectively. These responsibilities and points of conduct are designed to safeguard Amnesty International’s impartiality, independence and consistency upon which its effectiveness depends. They are also designed to safeguard the International Member, as it is through international solidarity we can protect each other.

In order to function most effectively as a human rights movement, the members of Amnesty International have agreed to adhere strictly to three fundamental responsibilities:

1 – International members will not represent Amnesty International and are not public spokespeople

International Members will not act as official representatives, nor speak on behalf of or in the name of Amnesty International. This stipulation seeks to protect the individual from persecution and reprisals and keeps Amnesty International’s message consistent and effective.

International members will not use the Amnesty brand in their own publications (including Facebook or other social media content) without our consent. Consent can be withdrawn at any time for inappropriate use. This applies to the use of the Amnesty International name and logo.

3 – International Members will conduct themselves in an ethical, responsible and respectable manner and not engage in or write offensive material

Amnesty International’s International Secretariat is committed to ensuring the privacy of all our users. See our privacy policy.

The International Secretariat is responsible for maintaining this Code of Conduct.

International Members can contact us on this page.