Irene Khan 

Irene Khan is Director-General of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), since 2012, and was Secretary General of Amnesty International from 2001 - 2009. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s she worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and led the UNHCR team in Macedonia during the Kosovo crisis of 1999.

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Burden-sharing: Utopian dream or principled pragmatism?

By: Irene Khan 

Global burden-sharing schemes won’t solve the refugee crisis – experience shows tailored, regional arrangements grounded in principled pragmatism are the best way ...


Beyond the courts – protecting economic and social rights

By: Irene Khan  & David Petrasek
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The overlapping and interdependent nature of human rights suggests efforts to protect only some rights in law are misguided. The reason for legalizing economic ...