Your letters can protect people from human rights violations.
When an individual is in immediate danger as a result of the violation of a basic human right, Amnesty International can launch an Urgent Action to protect them. The massive number of appeals from concerned people around the world pressures the authorities to right the wrong.
Join the Urgent Action NetworkAmnesty’s Urgent Action Network mobilizes letter writers quickly. You can read about the human rights situation, follow the suggestions of what to write, and use the contact information to send your message to the appropriate authorities. Join below to get started.
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Urgent Action Network Contact
Amnesty International Canada – Urgent Action Office
(416) 363-9933 extension #328
Typical Urgent Actions
Amnesty Internationa’s Urgent Action Network works together to protect people worldwide from the following human rights abuses:
- unlawful arrest
- “disappearance” in detention
- denial of medical care
- lawful and unlawful executions
Amnesty’s Urgent Action Network mobilizes letter writers quickly. You can read about the situation, follow the suggestions of what to write, and use the contact information to send your message to the appropriate authorities.
Latest Urgent Actions
When an individual is in immediate danger of a human rights violation, Amnesty International mobilizes a dedicated group of letter-writers to take action quickly to protect them. Please take action as soon as possible on the cases listed on this page.
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