Amnesty International USA

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Group.png Amnesty International USA   WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
HeadquartersNew York NY, United States
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InterestsBlack Sites, Mass shootings, militarisation, ICE, mental health, gun control
Sponsored byRockefeller Brothers Fund
US division of Amnesty International

Amnesty USA is the USA's biggest known human rights group.

Activities

AI USA argues its main focus lies in the US on ICE, mass shootings, immigration, militarisation of the police, National security. the death penalty, protecting the right to protest, and protecting homosexuals and transgenders[1].

Guantanamo Bay

Amnesty has tried to defend the rights of several Guantanamo Bay detainees in 2023.

A message from former Guantánamo detainees

 

Legal Case

NamePlaintiff(s)Defendant(s)StartEndDescription
Clapper v. Amnesty International USAJames ClapperAmnesty International USA29 October 201226 February 2013James Clapper sought to dismiss Amnesty International's challenge of the Fisa Amendments Act. They Supreme Court ruled that dragnet surveillance could not be challenged since the plaintiffs were unlikely to be targets of surveillance - something that was revealed a few months later by the Edward Snowden leaks to be untrue. The decision appear to be nevertheless unchallenged.

 

Event
Rockefeller Brothers Fund

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Amnesty International: Imperialist ToolArticle23 October 2012Francis BoyleEffectively, Amnesty International and AIUSA function as tools for the imperialist, colonial and genocidal policies of the United States, Britain, and Israel.
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