Irene Khan

Irene Zubaida Khan (born 24 Dizember 1956) is a Bangladeshi international human rights activist based in the Unitit Kinrick. She wis the seivent Secretar General o Amnesty International till her resignation on 31 Dizember 2009.[1][2] She wis appointit as a member o the Charity Commission of England and Wales on 1 Januar 2010 but resigned efter a controversy ower post-retirement payments she receivit frae Amnesty International.

Irene Khan
আইরিন খান
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Native nameআইরিন খান
Born (1956-12-24) 24 December 1956 (age 65)
Dhaka, East Pakistan
(nou Bangladesh)
Alma materVarsity o Manchester
Harvard Law School
ThriftConsultin editor
EmployerVarsity o Salford
PredecessorProfessor Sir Martin Harris
Bairns1 dochter
KinMahbub Ali Khan (uncle)

Khan joined The Daily Star, a Bangladeshi newspaper, as consultin editor on 15 Mey 2010.[3] Syne 2009, she haes servit as the Chancellor o the Varsity o Salford.[4]

On 17 November 2011, she wis electit as the Director-General o the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), an intergovrenmental organisation based in Roum, Italy.


  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named civilsociety
  2. "Irene Khan - Biography". Amnesty International. Archived frae the original on 10 November 2003. Retrieved 1 Mey 2012.
  3. "Irene Khan joins The Daily Star". The Daily Star. 15 Mey 2010. Retrieved 14 Mey 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. "Amnesty International's Secretary General becomes the University of Salford's new Chancellor". University of Salford. 10 Julie 2009. Retrieved 22 Februar 2011.

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Non-profit organisation poseetions
Precedit bi
Pierre Sané
Secretary-General o Amnesty International
Succeedit bi
Salil Shetty
Academic offices
Precedit bi
Professor Sir Martin Harris
Chancellor o the Varsity o Salford