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50 Years Amnesty International

1968 JOIN US FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS First Prisoner of Conscience Week, highlighting plight of non-violent prisoners persecuted for their beliefs 1979 Published list of 2,665 cases of "disappeared" people in Argentina United States section is founded 1978 Awarded United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights 1988 1966 1,000 political prisoners released since founding First reports issued on Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1977 for work to secure freedom and justice Human Rights Now! concert tour through 15 countries featuring Sting and Bruce Springsteen 1999 Creation of Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, highlighting plight of 300,000 juvenile combatants 1965 prison conditions in Portugal, South Africa and Romania Launch of international 2011 1998 movement against land mines First annual report is published, highlighting cases 210 prisoners in 7 countries The United Nations unanimously approves Amnesty International inspired resolution (Resolution 3059) against torture Members write to 10,000 people of influence in South Africa to protest against apartheid 50th Anniversary Celebration 1997 Respect Refugees! campaign launches 1962 1986 2007 Organization officially adopts the name "Amnesty International" Pinochet's regime admits Amnesty International mission to probe allegations of Benefit album of John First workshop on female 1996 genital mutilation More than 1,000,000 people sign petition urging release of all prisoners of conscience Lennon cover songs Launch of worldwide campaign against 1994 "disappearances' and political killings raises money for efforts in Darfur An international torture in appeal for prisoners of conscience was Chile 1983 After intense lobbying, United Nations establishes Emergency campaign launches 1993 addressing crisis in Darfur 2006 issued by Peter UN Office of the High Commissioner on 1973 Benenson Human Rights Nelson Mandela awarded 1961 2000 Launch of third 2004 Amnesty International Start of campaign Ambassador of to Stop Violence Conscience award 2002 50 ΥEARS Campaign Against Torture International Criminal Court created after years Against Women of lobbying AMNESTY MEMBERSHIP GROWTH INTERNATIONAL 70,000 250,000 500,000 700,000 1990 1,800,000 1999 2,000,000 2005 3,000,000 1975 1981 1985 2011 DESIGN BY JESS3| OG

50 Years Amnesty International

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Amnesty International celebrates its 50th anniversary this year as the leading global non-profit aiming to protect human rights. Thanks to Amnesty International’s Jennifer Bradshaw (none other than ...


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