A few words with Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty, Amnesty International Secretary General speaking at the Press launch of the Amnesty International Report 2011, at the International Secretariat in London, UK, 12 May 2011. (c) Amnesty Interntional

Salil Shetty, Amnesty International Secretary General speaking at the Press launch of the Amnesty International Report 2011, at the International Secretariat in London, UK, 12 May 2011. (c) Amnesty Interntional

Written by Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International, @SalilShetty

Berlin, Saturday 17 August — It’s a big event for all of us at Amnesty International, and this year will in some ways be bigger than ever, at a key moment in the organization’s history. The International Council Meeting, held every two years, opens today, in Berlin.

I look forward to a hectic whirlwind of discussions and meetings, with long days which are energizing in the way that only meetings involving passionate human rights activists can be. Continue reading

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We want people to be free to express themselves without fear of punishment.

We want to be a part of something exciting.

We want to use our creativity to spark conversations. Continue reading

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Welcome to the official Amnesty International ICM blog

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesara speaking at Amnesty International's International Council Meeting, the Netherlands, August 2011. (c) Karen Veldkamp / Amnesty International

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesara speaking at Amnesty International’s International Council Meeting, the Netherlands, August 2011. (c) Karen Veldkamp / Amnesty International

Written by Edward Herbert, Social Media Coordinator, Amnesty International, @ed_herbert

Improving how Amnesty International operates is paramount to the success of the movement. To keep relevant there is always a need for meticulous evaluation and reporting on everything Amnesty does. For those of you reading this that don’t already know, every two years around 500 delegates and supporters across the world set aside time to gather and discuss where the movement is currently at and where it needs to be. This is known as the International Council Meeting (ICM). The ICM is Amnesty’s highest decision-making body and a significant element of its democracy in action. In general the core focuses are stated below: Continue reading

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