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Amnesty International Society

We are part of a worldwide movement of ordinary people standing up for human rights through campaigning, lobbying, protesting and fundraising. We meet on Tuesdays at 7 pm upstairs in the Chaplaincy.

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  • Constitution 20182019

    11 Apr 2018

    Amnesty International Society Constitution for the 2018/2019 academic year

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Amnesty International is an organisation of ordinary people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.

Last year, our events included a week of fundraising for the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, an Equal Love Party in cooperation with BLOGS, two successful Jamnesty events, a candle-led vigil to show solidarity with all those suffering from the humanitarian crisis in Chechnya; a Scottish Student Conference with talks and panel discussions from various experts within and beyond the university; and much more.

 

In the past we have had long-term projects such as 'My Home Is Not A Bathtub' - a photo stunt campaign (with real-life bathtub!) for the legal recognition of those fleeing the increasingly disastrous effects of climate change, and ran a successful campaign to abolish tuition fees for asylum seekers at Edinburgh University.

 

This year we hope to carry out similar actions - as well as entirely new ones.
We would love for you to join us in shaping our society!

 

We have our weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 7pm upstairs in the Chaplaincy.
We also hold weekly letter writing sessions downstairs in the Chaplaincy from 12noon - 2pm on Tuesdays.

 

For more information and inspiration, check out our blog http://eduniamnesty.wordpress.com/

You can also follow us on Twitter @EUAmnesty and join our Facebook group to keep up to date with all our campaigns, events, and socials!

 

 
Campaign Coordinators
Holly Bird
Freshers Representative
Justin White
Fundraising Coordinator
Phoebe McGowan
Peta Stamper
Letter Writing Co-ordinator
Juliet Richards
Ordinary Members
Scott Beaton
Svenja Niederfranke
David Zuther
President
Cara Brodie
Rachel Mellon
Secretary
Lucy Branchflower
Social Media Co-ordinator
Eva Chik
Social Secretary
Laura Newton
Treasurer
Juliet Richards
Vice President
Rachel Mellon
Welfare Officer
Melissa Jarvis
Adrian Scott