Amnesty International Canada
About this Member 

Amnesty International is governed by its members. We are independent of all governments, political persuasions and religious creeds. We are funded by our members and donors, and no funds are sought or accepted from governments. Amnesty regularly calls on Canada to comply with its national and international human rights obligations and implement recommendations issued by international and governmental bodies in the area of human rights. It also works to strengthen Canada's commitment to human rights on the world stage.

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of "ordinary" people who work together to achieve extraordinary results. Each day we stand in solidarity with - and help protect - individuals and communities around the world whose human rights are under attack. We appeal for the violations to stop. We mobilize public pressure to prevent human rights abuses from taking place. And we support Amnesty's campaigns through our financial contributions.

Amnesty members come from many different cultures and backgrounds. What unites us is our determination to build a world where all people live in dignity, security and freedom. We create public pressure to make the abuses stop. We let the authorities know that they are being watched, that we expect them to uphold international human rights standards, and that they will be brought to justice if they commit human rights crimes.

We are building a world in which every person enjoys the rights included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

Towards this end:

  • Amnesty International takes action to stop grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination. We campaign, for example, to free prisoners of conscience, ensure fair trials for political prisoners, protect refugees, abolish the death penalty, end political killings, “disappearances” and torture, and bring to justice those responsible for human rights violations.
  • Amnesty International seeks to expose human rights abuses accurately and quickly. We independently and impartially research and publicize the facts of individual cases and patterns of human rights abuses.
  • Our members, supporters and staff then mobilize persistent public pressure on governments, armed political groups, companies and others to prevent and stop these violations.
  • Amnesty International promotes public awareness and understanding of the full range of human rights, and we work with a global community of organizations to ensure broad support and respect for all human rights.
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