She replaced Julia Verhaar from the Netherlands
Agnès Callamard of France leads Amnesty International. On Monday, March 29, she took over as secretary-general of the organization for a four-year term, Radio French International reported.
She previously served as UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions. In particular, Agnes Callamard investigated the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. Working in the status of UN Special Rapporteur, she also announced the need for an international investigation into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Callamard’s predecessor as Secretary-General of Amnesty International was Julia Verhaar of the Netherlands.
Agnes Callamard worked for Amnesty International from 1995 to 2001. Since 2017, she has been the UN Special Rapporteur on the issue of extrajudicial executions.