Maggie Beirne has spent her working life as a human rights practitioner. For some 17 years, she worked with Amnesty International’s International Secretariat.
She served for several years as a member of the organisation’s senior management team as Head of Campaigns and Membership. In that function, she had extensive opportunities to travel and work alongside AI’s campaigning membership in different parts of the globe.
Maggie also worked for 10 years with the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ), the leading human rights group in Northern Ireland. She was involved in countering human rights abuses and in securing strong human rights protections in Belfast Peace Agreement (1998).
She has done occasional projects alongside this work – for example with a UN Mission in Haiti (1993) and serving on a policing commission of inquiry in Guyana (2003), as well as chairing or serving in a voluntary capacity on the Board of different local Human Rights initiatives. She is based in London.
Based in London, UK