The Jersey branch of Amnesty International is very active, and is usually one of the highest contributors of the local UK groups. The Jersey Group raises awareness locally, as well as funds to assist the British Section.
We are dedicated to uphold the Charter of Human Rights, to campaign for the release of prisoners of conscience, and to oppose torture and the death penalty.
The Jersey Group has been active since 1977, when it was founded by Jack Le Quesne and Ann Frost, with meetings held for many years at the Friends’ Meeting House (Quakers) in Colomberie.
Jersey Group is a very highly regarded group nationally, having won awards at the national AIUK AGM several years running, in recognition of our outstanding fundraising and campaigning.
Our week long high profile Human Rights Film Festival is an established part of the local cultural calendar, much admired and respected by UK local groups; and each year we hold a Freedom Cycle Ride in May, as well as a large variety of other events throughout the year, all featured here on our website.
Group meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month for all of 2013. Meetings are at 6pm at Town Hall in Saint Helier, and are open to the public.
The next meeting is Wednesday 1st May 2013 at 6pm, see you there!