AI UK members and staff march on a street in London, 1983, the demonstration was held to mark AI's 'Prisoner of Conscience Week'.

Human Rights Issues

Our research and advocacy work focuses on addressing human rights issues in the United States and around the world.


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Technology and Human Rights

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Death Penalty

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Racial Justice

Our work

Over many decades, we have been recognized worldwide as the premier grassroots organization demanding human rights for every person and tackling the most pressing challenges to human rights. Amnesty International believes that every individual has the power and responsibility to take action and defend the inalienable and indivisible human rights of all people.

We have changed laws in dozens of countries regarding refugee rights, reproductive justice, LGBTQI+ equality, free speech, the death penalty, and other critical human rights issues.

How does this change happen? Amnesty International has a uniquely effective strategy for protecting human rights that uses a three-pronged approach across all issue areas:

  • We conduct research to uncover human rights abuses and document patterns;
  • We use this research to educate the public and equip activists to demand change;
  • We mobilize grassroots activists to advocate for human rights in the U.S. and around the world.