Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty is an Indian human rights activist who currently serves as Secretary General of the human rights organization Amnesty International. Previously, he was the director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The US Travel Ban: Unconstitutional, Inhumane and Illogical
As shells exploded around their home in a besieged neighbourhood of Ta’iz, Yemen, brothers Yahia and Maher, then aged 16 and 18, took shelter beneath the staircase. Here they remained for three days with a dwindling supply of food and water. As dawn broke on the fourth day they made a run for it,...
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Tackling the Global Refugee Crisis: Sharing, Not Shirking Responsibility
The “High-level Summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants” was to address the global refugee crisis, a crisis in which, daily, millions fleeing war and persecution in countries like Syria, South Sudan, Myanmar and Iraq suffer intolerable misery and human rights violations. World...
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