Amnesty International: Annual Report 2012

Published: 7 Oct 2016


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.

The report contains updated country information and reveals that failed leadership has gone global in 2011. What emerged during a year of unrest, transition and conflict was the singular failure  of leadership at the national and international level. Officials of repressive governments who dismiss the concept of the universality of human rights and argue that human rights are western values being imposed on them have had their arguments laid bare. Leaders must understand the imperative to build and maintain a system that protects the powerless and restrains the powerful.