Andrew Beswick

Andrew Beswick

Andrew Beswick is Campaigns Director with Amnesty International Australia. Andrew has been with Amnesty since 1997. During this time he has been responsible for coordinating public campaigning on human rights issues in the Asia Pacific, such as the East Timor crisis of 1999 and the ongoing situations in Burma and China, working closely with community organisations and Amnesty offices across the region.

More recently Andrew has had a lead role in developing Amnesty’s social research to understand Australian community attitudes to asylum seekers and has directed research in partnership with Indigenous communities into the impacts of the Northern Territory intervention.

Prior to working for Amnesty International, Andrew worked for a number of years with other organisations in community education and local organising (including with The Wilderness Society) and in a voluntary capacity as a frontline environmental activist.

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Putting a human face on human rights

Putting a human face on human rights

10 Dec 12 Toward the end of last year, 150 asylum seekers drowned in a boat accident off the coast of Indonesia. It…... Read more

Our neighbours kill captives. What’s the way forward?

Our neighbours kill captives. What’s the way forward?

10 Oct 12 Australian Dominic Bird from Perth is likely to face a death penalty trial in Malaysia in December on drug charges.…... Read more

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