Irene Khan

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Irene Khan[1] (born 24th December 1956) is the seventh secretary-general of the human rights organisation Amnesty International - the first Muslim, and the first Asian person, to occupy the role.

Khan studied law at the University of Manchester in the UK and a Harvard Law School in the USA. In 2008, she was the unsuccessful candidate for the ceremonial position of Chancellor of the University of Manchester, England.


  1. Full name: Irene Zubaida Khan.