Amnesty International Archives: A Global Movement for Human Rights

Amnesty International Archives: A Global Movement for Human Rights

Amnesty International Archives contains the digitized records of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International for the years of 1961-1991. These records allow you to see the growth of Amnesty International and the global human rights movement in the latter half of the 20th century. The material contains minutes, reports, correspondence, first-hand accounts, publicity materials and circulars relating to human rights violations of all kinds in all parts of the world. Each document has been tagged by a geographic region or region(s) to aid in browsing. 

Amnesty International’s mission of campaigning for an end to human rights abuses means that this archival material inherently relates to the themes of oppression, cruelty and degradation. Content includes, but is not limited to, descriptions of persecution, disappearances, capital punishment, violence and torture. This content contains both written descriptions and images. 

The original records are housed at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam.

Dates covered

1961 - 1991

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