Agnes Callamard

Agnes Callamard

Dr. Agnes Callamard (@AgnesCallamard) was appointed the UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial summary or arbitrary executions, on August 1, 2016.  Ms. Callamard is the Director of Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression, an initiative seeking to advance understanding of the international norms and institutions that protect freedom of expression.  Previously, she spent nine years as the Executive Director of ARTICLE 19, and she was Chef de Cabinet for the Secretary General of Amnesty International (AI) and AI’s Research-Policy Coordinator, leading AI’s policy work and research on women’s human rights.  She has advised senior levels of multilateral organizations and governments around the world, and led human rights investigations in more than 30 countries.