This week Bob speak with Alex Neve about his role as Secretary-General Amnesty International Canada. A position that he’s held since January 2000. 

They discuss how Alex got his interest in the work of Amnesty International, the work they do, and his upcoming retirement from the role. 

This is a great conversation to gain a deeper understanding of the Amnesty International organization and its work.

Alex has been a member of Amnesty International since the mid-1980s and has worked for the organization nationally and internationally in a number of different roles, including missions to Tanzania, Guinea, Mexico, Burundi, Chad, Colombia, Honduras, Zimbabwe, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, South Sudan, Bangladesh, and Ghana. In Toronto, he has been affiliated with the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University and has taught international human rights and refugee law at Osgoode Hall Law School. He regularly lectures, participates in conferences and speaks and writes in the national media on a range of human rights topics. Before taking on the role of secretary-general in January 2000, he served as a member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. 

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