Last updated on: 6/12/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The ACLU aims to guard the individual liberties and freedoms of our nation’s citizens enshrined in the Constitution and American law by working through courts, legislation, and communities. The ACLU, a nonpartisan organization, has set forth the mission to fight civil liberties violations wherever and whenever they occur.”

May 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Founded in London in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of Amnesty International.”

“About Us,” www.amnestyusa.org (accessed Oct. 24, 2007)

Mission:

“Amnesty International’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

In pursuit of this vision, AI’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.”

“About Us,” www.amnestyusa.org (accessed Oct. 24, 2007)

Other:
Independent non-profit organization
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished?
  2. Does the Real ID Act Unfairly Target Immigrants?