Stowarzyszenie Amnesty International jako ruch społeczny praw człowieka
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS A SOCIAL MOVEMENT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
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Author discusses the phenomenon of Amnesty International as a global social movement. This issue will be presented on the example of the Polish branch of Amnesty International Association. For this purpose, official data will be presented, taken from reports and studies published by the Association. Studies, which directly relate to the activities undertaken by Amnesty, will be also referred to (e.g. reports and outlines from school lessons on the subject of human rights). The aim of this work is not only to describe the activities of the Association but also to show the phenomenon of a social movement Amnesty International. In addition, author attempts to answer the question, whether the formula of Amnesty International movement makes its actions effective and thus contribute to protection of human rights? For this purpose, the analysis of Amnesty International’s actions will be accompanied by a presentation of social movements’ theories.
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