Amnesty International works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. As a global movement of over 7 million people, Amnesty is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organisation. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. In 1977, Amnesty received the Nobel Peace Prize for its life-saving work.
In Ireland, our 20,0000 members and supporters campaign on issues like reproductive rights, ending torture and protecting migrant & refugee rights, among others. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. We are funded by our members and supporters.
- We investigate and expose the facts, whenever and wherever human rights abuses happen.
- We lobby governments and other powerful groups to make sure they respect international law.
- We mobilise millions of supporters around the world to campaign for change and to stand in defence of human rights activists
- We support people to claim their rights through education and training.
Amnesty International Irish Section is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered with the Companies Registration Office, CRO number 432452. It is committed to the highest standards of governance, transparency and accountability. Each year it publishes its audited accounts.
Although not a charity, it is an approved body that works as an eligible charity under section 209 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997. This section applies to an organisation which is a body for the promotion of the observance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or the implementation of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In addition, it is committed to the governance standards set out in The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland. It is also committed to achieving the standards outlined for best practice in the Charities Regulator’s Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the public.
For more information, see www.amnesty.ie