Leave a Legacy

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Organising your will is one of the most important things you will ever do. Most significantly, a will protects your family and loved ones. It ensures that your estate is divided among the people you love in the way you intend.

A Courageous Act of Will

Your will can also act as a microphone into the future. A chance right now, to have your values heard and your beliefs represented beyond your lifespan. We are a movement that produces extraordinary results. Prisoners of conscience are released. Death sentences are commuted. Torturers are brought to justice. Our achievements have a huge impact on the lives of individual people at risk. And a gift in your will can make us even stronger in the years ahead.

“Only when the last prisoner of conscience has been freed, when the last torture chamber has been closed, when the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a reality for the world’s people, will our work be done.” – Peter Benenson, Amnesty International founder
“I can’t think of any better way to show my solidarity to the future of an organisation like Amnesty, which brings so  much justice to the world, than by leaving them a legacy in my will.” – Kathleen Forde (Amnesty International member for more than 30 years)
“I know that my loved ones, especially my children, will be taken care of. I also know that the world is much bigger than our small family, and it needs a strong independent voice to deal with the atrocities that happen, and to remind us that we can’t stay silent, we must act. Leaving a gift in my will Amnesty is my small way of ensuring that we continue to do just that.” – Lee Seymour (with Amnesty International since 2005)
“By including Amnesty in our wills, we get to continue our commitment to AI’s important work on human rights and help to secure its legacy.” – Bill Gilsdorf (Amnesty International member since the eighties)

Let Your Voice Be Heard

How To Leave A Bequest To Amnesty International

Leaving a bequest to Amnesty International isn’t complicated and needn’t be expensive. Legacy donations are made to the Amnesty International Foundation who support Amnesty International Irish Section in human rights work that furthers the aims of the Foundation.

By supporting Amnesty International, you’ve been on the right side of history, shaping some of the most important moments of our times.
By pledging a gift in your will, you can let your humanity live on.

If you decide to leave a gift for Amnesty Ireland, please use the following details:

Amnesty International (Ireland) Foundation
CHY number: 5890
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20009649

Correspondence Address:
Seán MacBride House,
48 Fleet Street,
Dublin 2,

If you have any questions, please contact us at legacy[at]amnesty.ie

Whether you already have a will or not, here’s a brief outline of what needs to be done to include us in your wishes.

You have three choices of bequest you may like to make:
• Leaving Amnesty the residue of your estate (anything left over after you’ve met your personal commitments).
• Leaving Amnesty a percentage of your estate.
• Leaving Amnesty a specific amount.

You can easily update it with a codicil – an additional clause that includes your bequest, and complies with all the requirements of a valid will.
We recommend that whether you’re thinking of making a new will, or updating an existing one, you consult a solicitor. They will make sure your will is valid and that your intentions are clearly and legally stated.

The difference your legacy makes:


€650 could cover the cost of setting up ‘Alert Committees’ to help prevent child marriages by letting authorities know when girls are at risk.


€6,500 could pay for media fellowships in developing countries for four journalists, enabling them to report and raise awareness of human rights violations.


€40,000 could enable us to conduct two human rights investigations in crisis countries, like Syria, with security equipment, satellite imagery and forensic support.

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