Knightley becomes face of Amnesty Internationals human rights campaign

December 11th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI  

Keira Knightley

Washington Dec 11 (ANI): British actress Keira Knightley is the new face for Amnesty Internationals human rights campaign.

On the 60th anniversary of the United Nations” Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the 23-year-old actress called upon to help raise awareness against the abuses of human rights.

She was also seen holding a banner carrying the slogan “Protect the Human”.

The Atonement star has also made a short film to mark the occasion, using the opportunity to voice her opinion on the matter.

“I wanted to be part of this film for Amnesty to help raise awareness of the UDHR and to help them, in a small way, to campaign against the abuses of human rights that are still happening every day, Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

“It seems that ”human rights” has become a bit of a loaded term in this country, but if you look at the declaration that countries made 60 years ago, it just sets out a series of basic rules about how people should treat each other.

“The UDHR is something that everyone should be aware of and be proud of as a statement of our common humanity,” she added. (ANI)

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