Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand is one of 150 nationally organised sections or structures that make up the global Amnesty movement.
We exist to help New Zealanders add their voice to help defend the human rights and dignity of people everywhere.
Our international headquarters are based in London, United Kingdom.
The very first Amnesty group in New Zealand was formed in Wellington in 1965, making us one of the oldest sections in the Amnesty network.
We now boast some 13,000 individuals and groups who all play an active part in defending human rights.
We are a democratic organisation
Our members set policy and key priorities within the framework of the worldwide movement. They do this by attending our Annual General Meetings.
Our work is always being monitored and assessed by our members, Board and staff. When major changes in policy and approach are needed, it is Amnesty International's members that make the final decision.
At a global level, our members elect members from New Zealand to represent them at the International Council Meeting. This is a bi-annual gathering of Amnesty representatives across world which sets the major policy decisions, priorities and direction of our movement.
Meet our people
Read about our Governance Team members and their many and varied areas of specialisation. Find out about any vacanies on the Governance Team and read the Governance Team documents.
Find out about our staff members and how the team structure works in the Grafton office.
We are an independent, democratically-run, self-governed organisation. We do not seek or accept money from governments.
We are funded by our dedicated supporters and it is our contributions of our generous donors that enable us to continue to fight for dignity and freedom.
Contributors who give financially on a regular basis support Amnesty International through the ‘Human Rights Defender’ programme.
Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand's 2012 Annual Report (including financial reports)
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