As it reaches its 50th year, John Tusa reflects on the distinguished past of an organization awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 but which has recently attracted criticism, sometimes from those who have been its most committed activists.
Has Amnesty lost its way? And what will be its future role?
Producer: Merilyn Harris
A Ladbroke production for BBC Radio 4.
John Tusa asks if Amnesty can survive current controversies with its reputation intact.