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A toast to birthdays and democracy

On the last night of the ICM, everyone came together to recognize the work we had done over the course of the week and to celebrate fifty years of Amnesty International. In honor of Amnesty’s fiftieth birthday, we ate cake, … Continue reading

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Deberes para casa

Este es probablemente mi último artículo desde Noordwijkerhout. Durante más de una semana he tenido el enorme honor de participar en la asamblea global de Amnistía Internacional. Han sido unos días de mucho trabajo, con sus ratos libres, sus risas … Continue reading

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More voices: Making more noise about human rights

Having emerged on the other side of the 2011 Amnesty International ICM with an extensive global Amnesty family, we should never forget how international we are. The strength of our international relationships within the movement, as well as our partnerships, … Continue reading

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S’il fallait conclure ce Conseil en quelques mots…

Que peut-on bien retenir de ces jours? L’heure de la conclusion a sonné, avec dans les esprits cette ultime question. Pour y répondre, chaque participant devrait épuiser des pages entières pour le dire, avec les détails selon ses priorités. Mais … Continue reading

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Amnesty International at 50 Years: Moving forward

“Growth is not a goal in and of itself.  Our aim is to decrease human rights violations.”  – Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty 2011 marks Amnesty International’s fiftieth anniversary.  Fifty years ago, attorney Peter Benenson wrote an appeal to … Continue reading

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Technology for Human Rights

Thursday’s plenary session “Tech for Human Rights” provided delegates with a broad overview of how technology can be used to help human rights defenders speak out, to monitor human rights violations, and to mobilize the public. Three panellists who joined … Continue reading

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“The future ain’t what it used to be”

Technology and human rights, or human rights and technology? The Amnesty ICM 2011 technology and human rights session opened with an inspirational introduction by Yutaka Ogita, an Amnesty International Japan activist since the 1970s. A handful of others stood up … Continue reading

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