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Children's LiteratureOn March 22, 2002, a court in Nigeria found Amina Lawal guilty of having a baby out of wedlock and sentenced her to be stoned to death. Soon afterward, her situation came to the attention of Amnesty International, or AI, a group organized in 1961 and dedicated to helping every person enjoy the human rights listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Amnesty International organized efforts to have Amina's execution sentence reversed. This book discusses the importance of human rights and examines some human-rights violations around the world. It explains the founding, organization and current efforts of AI. Included are chapters on what it is like to work for Amnesty International, AI campaigns and recent success stories in defending human rights. Many full color photos accompany the text and insets cover subjects such as the Nobel Peace Prize and the life of Peter Bananson, the founder of Amnesty International. Included are a brief glossary, a bibliography and an index. This book is part of the "International Organizations" series by World Almanac Library. 2004, World Almanac Library, Ages 10 up.