Malcolm Smart

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Malcolm Smart is a human rights professional active in the principal human rights organizations in the UK.

  • 1974-1986: Researcher on Southern Africa at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. It was the height of the struggle against apartheid and the wars for independence in Namibia and Zimbabwe. Malcolm visited the region frequently, interviewing many victims and survivors, and producing reports on prisoners of conscience, torture and other abuses.
  • 1977-1986: Head of Amnesty's Africa Region, co-authoring reports on countries such as Guinea and Morocco and editing others to ensure that they met Amnesty's critical standards on accuracy, objectivity and impartiality.
  • 1986-1989: Deputy Head of Research, International Secretariat, Amnesty International.
  • 1989- 1994: Head of Research, International Secretariat, Amnesty International, a pivotal position in an organisation whose credibility rests on the quality of its investigative research and reporting.
  • 1994-1999: Deputy director of Article 19, a London-based organisation committed to the worldwide promotion and protection of freedom of expression, academic freedom and the rights of the media.
  • 2000-2002: Programme Director, New York with Human Rights Watch, the largest US-based international human rights organisation." [1]
  • 2006 - : Director of Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa programme. [2]

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