Salil Shetty

Amnesty International Secretary General
'Amnesty International Report Launch: Smart Justice for Indigenous Kids'
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm

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Why Australia is imprisoning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children at 24 times the rate of non-Indigenous children, and the innovative ways we can get smarter about justice and keep communities safe.

Salil Shetty joined Amnesty International as the organisation’s eighth Secretary General in July 2010.

A long-term activist on poverty and justice, Salil Shetty leads the movement’s worldwide work to end human rights violations.

Prior to joining Amnesty International, Salil Shetty was Director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign from 2003 to 2010. He played a pivotal role in building the global advocacy campaign for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

From 1998 to 2003 he was Chief Executive of ActionAid, and is credited with transforming the organisation into one of the world’s foremost international development NGOs.

Salil Shetty studied at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad and at the London School of Economics.