Amnesty UK spokespeople | Amnesty International UK

In addition to a wide range of experts located in dozens of countries, Amnesty can offer media spokespeople from its UK office.
These are listed (in alphabetical order) below.

For media requests concerning all Amnesty spokespeople - whether at Amnesty UK or globally - please contact the Amnesty International UK media office.

Kate Allen

Kate Allen

Director of Amnesty International UK

Twitter: @KateAllenAI

Ghias Aljundi

Refugees Campaigner

Areas of expertise: Refugees

Twitter: @galjundi

Kristyan Benedict

Kristyan Benedict

Crisis & Tactical Campaign Manager

Areas of expertise: Syria, Israel/Palestine, Armed Conflict

Twitter: @KreaseChan

Chiara Capraro

Chiara Capraro

Women’s Rights Programme Manager

Areas of expertise: Women’s Rights

Twitter: @chiaracapraro

Patrick Corrigan

Patrick Corrigan

Northern Ireland Programme Director and Head of Nations & Regions

Areas of expertise: Lead spokesperson for Amnesty International in Northern Ireland. Covers a range of human rights issues, both domestic and international.

Twitter: @patrickcorrigan

Tom Davies

I Welcome Campaign Manager

Areas of expertise: Refugees

Twitter: @tomdavies77

Peter Frankental

Peter Frankental

Economic Relations Programme Director

Areas of expertise: Business and human rights, trade and investment

Tim Gee

Human Rights in the UK Campaign Manager

Areas of expertise: Human Rights in the UK

Allan Hogarth

Allan Hogarth

Head of Policy & Government Affairs

Areas of expertise: UK foreign policy and tensions between trade versus human rights. Government compliance on range of human rights issues and political debates relating to rights.

Twitter: @hogihogarth

Felix Jakens

Felix Jakens

Head of Priority Campaigns

Areas of expertise: Managing the portfolio of work that the team is doing on campaigning for individuals at risk around the work. Leading on Write for Rights.

Twitter: @felixjakens

Rachel Logan

Rachel Logan

Law and Human Rights Programme Director

Areas of expertise: Barrister and expert in human rights and humanitarian law and policy.

Focus areas include: UK human rights legal framework, security and counter-terrorism, extraterritorial obligations and conflict, UN and other international rights obligations 

Twitter: @rachelrlogan
 

Eilidh Macpherson

Eilidh Macpherson

Individuals at Risk Campaign Manager

Areas of expertise: Amnesty’s work with Individuals at Risk, public mobilisation, reproductive rights, the death penalty, Amnesty's Write for Rights campaign.

Twitter: @eilidhmac

Naomi McAuliffe

Naomi McAuliffe

Scotland Programme Director

Areas of expertise: Lead spokesperson for the media in Scotland. Covers most human rights issues domestically and internationally, with particular expertise in women’s rights, sexual and reproductive rights, devolution, Scottish Government’s international relations and Police Scotland.

Twitter: @NaomiMc

Lydia Parker

Human Rights in the UK Campaigner

Areas of expertise: Human Rights in the UK

Sara Rydkvist

Sara Rydkvist

Priority Campaign Manager

Areas of expertise: Human Rights Defenders

Twitter: @SaraRydkvist

Olly Sprague

Military, Security and Police Programme Director

Areas of Expertise: The arms and security trade, defence, armed conflict and human rights, police use of force, including Taser.

Twitter: @ollysprague

Polly Truscott

Foreign Affairs Adviser

Areas of expertise: country situations; thematical areas such as the death penalty and international peace keeping; international government organisations including the UN; and international human rights law.

Twitter: @pollyinthecity

Steve Valdez-Symonds

Steve Valdez-Symonds

Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme Director

Areas of expertise: Refugee and migrant rights: the UK immigration, asylum and nationality systems; and the situation of refugees and migrants globally, especially in and neighbouring Europe.

Twitter: @stevesymondsAI

Lucy Wake

Lucy Wake

Government and Political Relations Manager

Areas of expertise: Government and Political Relations

Twitter: @lucywake