Amnesty International's Country Dossiers and Publications, 1962-2012.
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Descriptive SummaryTitle:Amnesty International's Country Dossiers and Publications, 1962-2012.
Abstract:Collection of documents from Amnesty International's Research Archives.
Ordernumber:H-2600 - H-2614
About Amnesty International
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AI’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
In pursuit of this vision, AI’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.
Scope and Contents
Collection of documents from Amnesty International's Research Archives, containing Amnesty's Country Dossiers and Publications since 1975 and 1962, respectively, updated on a yearly basis. The reports and dossiers contain a variety of information on each country, sifted from published studies, contemporary archives, and press reports in all media. Legislation pertaining to the administration of justice in each country is quoted from official publications. Also included are interviews with former prisoners and government representatives, as well as reports of on-the-spot investigations of prisons. The information in Amnesty International Reports and Country Dossiers is compiled, analyzed and edited by volunteers and members of the staff of Amnesty International. It is collected on the basis of disciplined research. Exhaustive interviews with former prisoners are conducted by Amnesty International researchers. Details on individual cases are verified by consulting experts and other international organizations. Where possible, Amnesty International sends missions to countries to meet government representatives, visit prisons, and conduct on the spot investigations. Amnesty International takes all measures possible to ensure the integrity of its final published reports. A supplement is added each year, starting in 1981 with supplement 1980, continuing in 1982 with supplement 1981, etc.
Organization and Arrangement
The collection "Amnesty's Country Dossiers and Publications" is divided into two general sections:
- Country dossiers
In addition, the material has been subdivided for each individual country into the following subsections : A. Publications -- B. Annual Report entry -- C. News releases -- D. Newsletter entries -- E. General AI material / Background papers.
Selected Search Terms
H-2604 Middle East
H-2606 Annual Reports
H-2607 Briefing Papers
H-2608 - H-2612 Publications on Countries
H-2612 Middle East
H-2613 Reports on Topics
H-2614 General Publications