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50 Years of Commitment to Human Rights

Freie Universität Pays Tribute to 50th Anniversary of Founding of Human Rights Organization Amnesty International with Exhibition

№ 293/2011 from Sep 19, 2011

A new exhibition “Amnesty International: 50 Years for Human Rights” was officially opened today in the University Library at Freie Universität Berlin. Displays about the history and development as well as numerous projects of Amnesty International are being shown to mark the 50th anniversary of the human rights organization. The exhibition runs until November 3. Admission is free.

The exhibition was put together by members of Group 1581, one of more than 40 Amnesty International groups in Berlin and Brandenburg. For many years, this group has been active in individual case work, campaigns, and actions, dealing with human rights issues and working in the office in Berlin-Brandenburg. The nongovernmental, nonprofit organization Amnesty International is active in all parts of the world. More than three million members and supporters in over 150 countries are involved in the protection of human rights.

Freie Universität Berlin has a long tradition of exhibitions devoted to human rights. The University Library has been a United Nations Depository Library since1956, and it hosted an event held in December 2008 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The current exhibition is the fifth one to be held in the University Library that was organized by an Amnesty International group.

Dates and Location

  • The exhibition runs through November 3, 2011, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.
  • University Library, Freie Universität Berlin, Garystr. 39, 14195 Berlin (subway station Thielplatz, U3)


Further Information

Dr. Susanne Rothe, University Library, Freie Universität Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-53359, Email: