Dr. Champa Patel became Head of Asia-Pacific Programme in September 2017. Before joining Chatham House she was most recently the Regional Director/Senior Research Advisor for South Asia and S.E. Asia and Pacific Offices for Amnesty International, responsible for managing the research, campaigns, media and advocacy for the region.
Prior to Amnesty she worked in public health for almost a decade focused on refugees, asylum seekers, and trafficking cases.
She obtained her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2005 and is a Visiting Practitioner at the University of York, a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Seminar, and on the Editorial Board of Human Rights Quarterly.
Areas of expertise
- South Asia/South East Asia and Pacific
- Human Rights/International Law
- Conflict and Crisis
- South-South research and analysis
|2015-17||Regional Director/Senior Research Advisor, South Asia and South-East Asia and Pacific Offices, Amnesty International|
|2014-15||Director, Campaigns, Amnesty International|
|2009-14||Head of Casework /Campaigns, Amnesty International UK|
- Sri Lanka's Buddhist-Muslim Tensions Are in Danger of Erupting Into Widespread Violence 09 March 2018
- The UK Needs to Speak With One Voice to Prevent Mass Atrocities 27 February 2018
- In Examining the Philippines’ Drug War, the ICC Takes a Positive but Challenging Step 14 February 2018
- After Crackdown, Where Does Cambodia Go From Here? 23 November 2017
- Root Causes of Rohingya Crisis Must Not be Ignored 28 September 2017
- Sri Lanka stands at crossroads amid fears Buddhist-Muslim tensions will erupt in widespread violence The Independent 8 March 2018 00:00
- Why we need to speak with one voice on mass atrocities like Syria The Times 27 February 2018 00:00
- The International Criminal Court challenges Duterte’s drug war East Asia Forum, February 2018
- Towards Developing a Critical and Ethical Approach for Better Recognising and Protecting Human Rights Defenders with Luis Enrique Eguren Fernández, International Journal of Human Rights, August 2015
- Challenges for INGOs working with Conflict Diasporas CARC Thematic Research Programme Policy Manual, Kent Universtiy, April 2014