Dr Agnès Callamard has been ARTICLE 19’s Executive Director since October 2004.
Agnès has had a distinguished career in human rights and humanitarian work. Agnès is a former Chef de Cabinet for the Secretary General of Amnesty International and, as the organisation’s Research Policy Coordinator, led Amnesty’s work on women’s human rights.
Agnès has conducted human rights investigations in a large number of countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She founded and led HAP International (the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership) where she oversaw field trials in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Sierra Leone, and worked extensively in the field of international refugee movements with the Center for Refugee Studies in Toronto.
She has written and been published widely in the fields of human rights, women’s rights, refugee movements and accountability, and holds a PhD in political science from the New School for Social Research in New York.
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