Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty and AI) is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights. It was founded in London in 1961.
Amnesty draws attention to human rights abuses and campaigns for compliance with international laws and standards. The organization was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its "campaign against torture". DW's coverage of Amnesty International is collated below.
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Italy's coalition government has come under mounting criticism from human rights groups, including Amnesty International, for what they say is the erosion of protections for asylum seekers and a rise in xenophobic rhetoric. They're particularly concerned about a new law dubbed the Salvini Decree, championed by the country's populist interior minister, Matteo Salvini. Megan Williams reports.
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On this week’s #77percent radio show we are discussing homosexuality in Africa. Recently, the Tanzanian government formed a surveillance squad to hunt down alleged homosexuals. African countries have been silent on the crackdown but various rights groups, as well as the US government, have condemned the move. Join Amnesty International's Seif Magango as we debate this controversial topic.