We defend our most fundamental human rights

Amnesty International has grown from seeking the release of political prisoners to upholding all of our human rights. Our work protects and empowers people – from abolishing the death penalty to protecting sexual and reproductive rights, and from combating discrimination to defending refugee rights. We speak out for anyone whose freedom and dignity are under threat.

When human rights are denied, we won’t be silent. We’ll continue to campaign relentlessly – both at home and globally – to give a voice to those who’ve had theirs taken away.

What are human rights?

All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms. They are based on principles of dignity, equality and mutual respect – regardless of your nationality, your religion or your beliefs.

See the map below for all of the human rights cases Amnesty Australia is demanding change on around the world. Please add your voice.

How we protect human rights

Rights belong to every one of us – but are abused or denied every single day. When this happens, we search out the facts, expose what’s happening and rally people together to pressure governments and others to respect human rights.

Our vision
Our vision
Amnesty believes that together, we can create a world where our most basic human rights are enjoyed by all.
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Our Campaigns

We campaign on a wide range of issues to protect and defend human rights, both within Australia and across the globe.