The role of Amnesty International With reference to Human Rights…

Question: With reference to Human Rights Commission describe the role of Amnesty International

Answer: Amnesty International is the world’s largest voluntary organization working for Human Rights. It has its headquarters in London. It is a non-political voluntary organization founded by Peter Benenson. It was founded “to bring relief to individual victims of injustice.” The role of Amnesty International are discussed below

Role of Amnesty International

(i) To prepare reports and publicize Human Rights abuses.
(ii) To work for the freedom of political prisoners.
(iii) To work for a fair and open trial of such prisoners.
(iv) To work for effective international agencies so that people may have the right to freedom of thought and religion.
(v) Prevention of torture and execution.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human rights refer to freedoms and rights which should be available to all human beings irrespective of their caste, class, gender, and religion. These rights include the right to life, the right to freedom of speech and expression, the right to equality, the right to education, etc. Read more

The Union Legislature

The Union Parliament consists of the President and two houses—The House of People commonly known as the Lok Sabha and the Council of States known as the Rajya Sabha. The Parliament is a body of people’s representatives who have the supreme power and authority of governance in a democratic country. Read more

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