Memorandum submitted by Amnesty International
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK
This submission has been prepared and submitted
by the United Kingdom section of Amnesty International. Amnesty
International has over 147,000 members in the United Kingdom and
more than a million members worldwide.
The organisation works to promote the rights
contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It campaigns
throughout the world to:
free all prisoners of conscience;
ensure prompt and fair trials for
abolish the death penalty, torture
and other cruel treatment of prisoners;
end extrajudicial executions; and
stop abuses by armed opposition groups.
Amnesty International UK seeks to inform the
UK Government and Parliament on human rights issues and monitors
the development and execution of UK external relations policies.
Amnesty International is independent of any
government, political persuasion or religious creed. It does not
support or oppose any government or political system. It does
not support or oppose the views of the victims whose rights it
seeks to protect.
The organisation welcomes any opportunity to
further the work of parliamentary select committees with written
and oral evidence on any subject that falls within its mandate