Amnesty International discusses their mission in their current annual report:
Amnesty International urged that respect for human rights encompass not only the universality, but also the indivisibility of all rights, economic, social and cultural as well as civil and political. As globalization spreads, bringing greater wealth to some and destitution and despair to others, human rights activists must promote not just legal justice but also social justice.
The report featured the response to terrorism, including heightened concern about “open borders,” as a major human rights problem over the past year:
Whipped up by politicians more concerned with popularity than with respecting international human rights obligations, a racist backlash has generated a climate of suspicion and mistrust, exaggerated by the way in which foreigners are being portrayed as a source of ”terrorism”.
The dream inspiring the post-war human rights movement was that regardless of differences men of good will could unite in condemning obvious crimes against humanity. That’s not at all what the human rights movement has become. While the impression persists that organizations like the ACLU and AI are somehow pure advocates for liberty who rise above all partisanship that’s obviously not the case. They seem more concerned with talk about limitations on immigration in Europe than actual large-scale brutality throughout much of the world, and could hardly care less about Dutch laws against free speech. What they believe in is simply imposition of left-liberalism worldwide.