A closer look at Amnesty International’s history
Established in London in 1961, Amnesty International has evolved into one of the most prominent NGOs worldwide. To achieve this international status, the organisation had to undergo a process marked by significant limits and obstacles. Understanding these limits and their impact on the work done in the name of human rights is necessary today. The EU-funded MAKEINTL project will explore Amnesty International’s history by examining how it became international as well as which barriers of political, social, economic and cultural nature it had to confront and how it did so. The project will map Amnesty International’s development from its founding until 2001. It will use case studies and deliver the historical geography of human rights.