Human life holds the highest value; this must be remembered and not forgotten. Amnesty International Day serves as a reminder, a sign of respect for civil rights. This holiday on May 28, on the threshold of summer, is a symbol of renewal, faith, hope and the struggle for fair treatment.
This holiday marks the date the British non-governmental organization Amnesty International was founded. An article by Peter Benenson about unfairly treated people suffered from the violation of their civil rights and freedoms served as an impetus for its creation.
Amnesty International’s activities are aimed at preventing cases of infringement of rights. Participants raise topical issues of helping victims of miscarriages of justice and shameful acts of violated rights, which became a disgrace to progressive society.
- Amnesty International operates on the basis of international law, makes appeals to government structures, and indirectly influences the restoration of the justice and legal norms.
- In 1977, the organization won the Nobel Peace Prize, and a corresponding UN award.
- Anyone can join the organization’s activists, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
Amnesty International’s activities covers zones of military conflicts, criminal situations related to kidnapping, coercion, social contradictions in the field of discrimination on various grounds, freedom of speech, expression of will, and personal inviolability.
When is Amnesty International Day celebrated in 2024?
Amnesty International Day is observed on May 28 each year.