is a lobal movement of more than 3 millionsupporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries andterritories who campain to end rave abuses of human rihts.Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rihts enshrined in theUniversal Declaration of Human Rihts and other international human rihtsstandards.We are independent of any overnment, political ideoloy, economic interestor reliion and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.
Amnesty International beancampainin for an end to the deathpenalty in 1977. We continue to call onall states to abolish this cruel, inhumanand deradin punishment. Followinpressure from Amnesty International,the UN adopted the Convention aainstTorture in 1984. Althouh 147 countrieshave ratified the Convention, tortureremains widespread and we continue toinvestiate reports of torture worldwide.
Index: POL 10/011/2011EnlishMay 2011Amnesty InternationalInternational SecretariatPeter Benenson House1 Easton StreetLondon WC1X 0DWUnited Kindom
LASTYEAR WE DOCUMENTED SPECIFIC CASES OF
IN 1977, ONLY 16 COUNTRIES HAD ABOLISHEDTHE DEATH PENALTY FORALL CRIMES.
EVEN WHERE JUSTICE SYSTEMS EXIST, THEYARE OFTEN CORRUPT OR DISCRIMINATORY.
DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO
OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
IN 2010 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATED