Human rights

Heroes who have contributed to human rights include:

Peter Benenson
Country: Great Britain
Cause details: Creation of the human rights organisation Amnesty International
Herbert Vere Evatt
Country: Australia
Cause details: Creation of the United Nations (UN) and its Charter
Rigoberta Menchú Tum
Country: Guatemala
Cause details: Human rights for Mayan Indians and other indigenous peoples
Andrei Sakharov
Country: Former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR - Soviet Union)
Cause details: Nuclear disarmament, and freedom of speech and thought in the former Soviet Union
Wei Jingsheng
Country: China
Cause details: Human rights and democracy for China