Information about Human rights and Amnesty International

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Information about Human rights and Amnesty International Amnesty International was launched in 1961 by Peter Benenson, a British lawyer, after reading about two Portuguese students who had been sentenced to seven years` imprisonment for raising their glasses in a toast to freedom. His newspaper appeal, The Forgotten Prisoners, was published worldwide on 28th May 1961 and brought in more than 1,000 offers of support for the idea of an international campaign to protect human rights. Human rights are set out as principles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A declaration is not legally binding. It lays out principles and objectives and carries moral weight.Full human dignity means not only freedom from torture, but also freedom from hunger. It means freedom to vote and the right ...

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