Agnes Callamard


Dr. Agnes Callamard was appointed the UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial summary or arbitrary executions, on 1 August 2016. Dr. Callamard has a distinguished career in human rights and humanitarian work globally, in civil society organizations, the United Nations and in academia. She is the Director of Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression and also works as special Adviser to the President of Columbia University, President Lee Bollinger. Formerly, Dr Callamard was the Executive Director of ARTICLE 19 and founded and led Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (now CHS Alliance). She was Chef de Cabinet for the Secretary General of Amnesty International and was Amnesty's Research-Policy Coordinator.

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Learning from US Streets / A moment of reckoning

Around the world, people are following in the steps of the US street, protesting in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd against racism and police violence.  The anguish, outcry and anger that started in Minneapolis resonate globally, reaching into the corridors of multi-lateral institutions too. How are we international human rights experts to…

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