Amnesty International is an independent, worldwide movement working impartially for the release of prisoners of conscience - those people detained because of their beliefs, race, sex, ethnic origin, language or religion - who have neither used nor advocated violence; fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners; and an end to torture and execution in all cases. It is independent of any political, ideological or religious affiliations and is funded by donations from its members and supporters around the world.

The purpose of the Law student chapter of Amnesty International is to encourage law students to become active in the struggle to maintain and preserve the balance of human rights.