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Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Its mission is to undertake research and action focussed 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. Amnesty International has more than a million members and supporters in over 140 countries and territories. It is impartial and independent of any government, political persuasion or religious creed. It is financed largely by subscriptions and donations from its worldwide membership.  Website: www.amnesty.org
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Americas: Indigenous people's long struggle to defend their rights in the Americas

8 August 2014 | Publisher: Amnesty International | Document type: Country Reports

Brazil "We Have Come to Take your Souls": the Caveirão and Policing in Rio de Janeiro

13 March 2006 | Publisher: Amnesty International | Document type: Country Reports

Brazil: "They come in shooting": Policing socially excluded communities

2 December 2005 | Publisher: Amnesty International | Document type: Country Reports

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro 2003: Candelária and Vigário Geral 10 years on

28 August 2003 | Publisher: Amnesty International | Document type: Country Reports

Brazil: 'Subhuman': Torture, overcrowding and brutalisation in Minas Gerais police stations

25 March 2002 | Publisher: Amnesty International | Document type: Country Reports

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