Description

Traces the history of Amnesty International from its beginnings in 1961, describing the difficulties and disappointments, how the organization works, and its special campaigns. Includes case studies focusing on the Soviet Union, China, Africa, Brazil and South America and first hand information on current activities in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. The book is illustrated by photographs from Amnesty's archives

Table of Contents

(partial) Amnesty today and yesterday

The Amnesty machinery at work

Four special efforts: against the death penalty, against torture, to save the children, against the arms trade

Central America: Amnesty's front burner

Guatemala: 'no political prisoners'

El Salvador: in the eye of the revolution

Nicaragua: overthrow of a tyrant

West Germany: the Baader-Meinhof Gang

China: Amnesty raises the curtain

The Central African Republic: affair of the dead children

Brazil: sixteen years of torture

Tanzania: the liberal dilemma

The USSR: Stalin's legacy

'Against oblivion': Amnesty's future

Appendix: list of Amnesty sections

Picture credits

Index

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1981
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
Electronic ISBN:
9781483286013
Print ISBN:
9780080289021

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@qu:This is a well-researched, well-written, well-illustrated and thoroughly commendable book. @source:The Tablet