Amnesty International Gets a Taste of its Own Medicine: Vatican Calls on Catholics to Reject AI
The Vatican is calling on Catholics to stop supporting Amnesty International due to that group’s apparent shift to support for abortion rights. Whether the Vatican is right to do this is a question for another day (AI’s position on abortion seems unclear), but what I’m interested in is the ability of one NGO (the Vatican) to pressure another (Amnesty International).
We talk a lot on this blog about the growing power of non-governmental organizations to affect and shape public and private regulations around the world. But we’ve talked less about ways that NGOs are restricted by the same tactics that they use to pressure national governments. Surely, the existence of this kind of inter-NGO pressure is a healthy thing, isn’t it?