Amnesty International

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Amnesty International

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Description area

Dates of existence

1961- present


Amnesty International is a human rights charity that has grown from seeking the release of political prisoners to upholding the whole spectrum of human rights. Their work protects and empowers people - from abolishing the death penalty to protecting sexual and reproductive rights, and from combatting discrimination to defending refugees and migrants’ rights. We speak out for anyone and everyone whose freedom and dignity are under threat.


London, United Kingdom

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

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Control area

Authority record identifier


Institution identifier

GB 1847

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016


  • English



Amnesty International . 2016. Who we are. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 18 October 2016].

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