David Griffiths

Associate Fellow, International Law Programme

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David Griffiths is an associate fellow of the International Law Programme and a consultant on human rights strategy. He is also a member of the OSCE’s Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

Previously, David worked at Amnesty International as director of the Office of the Secretary General, and, before that, as that organization’s deputy director for Asia where he began the process of establishing a regional office in Sri Lanka.

He began his human rights career in field research and advocacy on freedom of religion and minority rights in South and Southeast Asia. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford and SOAS University of London.

Past experience

2021-present Consultant on human rights strategy (Chatham House, HRW, EU Fundamental Rights Agency)
2022-present Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief, OSCE
2016-22 Director (previously Head), Office of the Secretary General, Amnesty International
2015-19 Policy and Advocacy Committee, Freedom From Torture
2015 Transitional Lead, South Asia Regional Office, Amnesty International