Irene Khan

Irene Khan
  • Director-General
    International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

Graduate, University of Manchester, UK and Harvard Law School, US. International expert on human rights and humanitarian issues. Formerly: 1980-2001, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; 2001-09, Secretary-General, Amnesty International; Chancellor, Salford University, UK. Currently, Director-General, International Development Law Organization (IDLO). Board member of several international human rights and development organizations. Author of The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights (2009). Recipient of various awards, including Sydney Peace Prize (2006) for work on women's human rights.