Amnesty International’s Attack on Ukraine

Amnesty International’s recent attack on Ukraine raises yet again the issue of how the size, governance, and influence of the largest human rights organizations may damage the cause of human rights.

Blog Post by Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations

August 16, 2022 10:55 am (EST)

The cause of human rights is now at risk from the largest organizations dedicated to its protection.

Earlier this summer I wrote, here at the CFR web site, an article entitled “Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?” and a blog entry of the same title. There I argued that “the issues of oversight, governance, and bias at the two largest NGOs, which dominate the field globally, cannot be overlooked.” Those two organizations are Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. As I wrote,

In 2021, Human Rights Watch had $256 million in assets and revenue of $130 million. It employs more than 500 staff members in 105 locations globally and has an annual budget of $97 million. Amnesty International is even larger, raising $436 million in 2020 and spending $376 million.

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Open Letter to Amnesty International by a Former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience

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13/06/2018

Open Letter to Amnesty International by a Former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience

Camilo E. Mejia

Camilo Mejía, Foto: vebidoo.de

Through this letter I express my unequivocal condemnation of Amnesty International with regards to the destabilizing role it has played in Nicaragua, my country of birth. Tiếp tục đọc “Open Letter to Amnesty International by a Former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience”

‘War crimes’ in fight over Philippines’ Marawi: Amnesty

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Fighting in Marawi killed more than 1,000 people and forced thousands of residents to flee [File: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters]
Fighting in Marawi killed more than 1,000 people and forced thousands of residents to flee [File: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters]

Manila, Philippines – Diego swam across the chilly waters of Lake Lanao in pitch darkness to make it to the opposite shore before first light.

It was August 4, and the young father was fleeing the main battle zone in Marawi, a city on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines, where, for three months, he was held hostage by Maute fighters linked to ISIL. Tiếp tục đọc “‘War crimes’ in fight over Philippines’ Marawi: Amnesty”

Amnesty criticises ‘rogue state’ China as global death penalty toll falls

Rights group calls on Beijing to publish figures to allow informed debate about use of capital punishment

An execution chamber in Texas
An execution chamber in Texas. The US last year carried out its lowest number of death sentences since 1991. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Amnesty International has sharply criticised China for continuing to conceal the number of people it sentences to death, as the human rights group reported a fall in executions globally last year. Tiếp tục đọc “Amnesty criticises ‘rogue state’ China as global death penalty toll falls”