Working to protect human rights.
However, when you look at their actions there seems to be a bit of hypocrisy. Human rights do not apply to world leaders they don’t like. Good national leaders sometimes have to make difficult decisions and administer the law of the land.
What may have started out as a good idea seems to just be a platform to attack people that don’t agree with “Amnesty”. Recently, they called for the arrest of the Bush family as they travel Africa. How can a group outside of the justice system of a sovereign nation decide what is right or wrong?
There is definitely abuse in our world. There needs to be a voice that is compassionate and working to end the horrible acts towards our fellow man in the world. However, Amnesty International approaches the Greenpeace style of pushing your way over listening to others and advocating violence rather than resolving issues though dialog and due process.