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Amnesty International Biography

Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Legal?"

“Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception. The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights.”

“Death Penalty Q&A,” (accessed Aug. 6, 2008)


“With more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries, and complete independence from government, corporate or ideological interests, we work to protect human rights worldwide. Our global headquarters is based in London, and we have established organizations in 68 countries. Amnesty International USA is the largest country section of the organization with nearly 250,000 members, who work for human rights independently, through national online networks, or with high school, college or community groups.

Amnesty International is funded by dedicated individual supporters and foundations to safeguard our objectivity and ensure that our research is not funded by governments and corporations.”

“Who We Are,” (accessed Apr. 11, 2014)


“Our vision is of a world in which every person – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity – enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other internationally recognized human rights standards. The UDHR states that the ‘the recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights’ of all people is ‘the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.'”

“Our Mission,” (accessed Apr. 11, 2014)

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  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Legal?
  2. Should the Death Penalty Be Used for Retribution for Victims and/or Society?