Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty became the eighth Secretary General of Amnesty International in 2010. Before joining Amnesty International, he was Director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign from 2003 to 2010. He played a key role in building the global advocacy campaign for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. From 1998 to 2003, he was chief executive of the international development NGO, ActionAid.

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Decolonizing human rights: local struggles with global dynamics

July 5, 2018
By: Salil Shetty

Human rights have always been subject to efforts at misappropriation and manipulation for political ...


Moving Amnesty closer to the ground is necessary, not simple

January 20, 2015
By: Salil Shetty
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The rapidly changing global structure and the rise of emerging powers require Amnesty to work in a more ...


Challenges and opportunities in a changing world

June 17, 2013
By: Salil Shetty
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Emerging powers are starting to wield some clout on global rights but they need to do much more says ...