Steve Crawshaw

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Member of the Assembly

From 2002 to 2023 Steve worked for Human Rights Watch (UK director and UN advocacy director), Amnesty International (international advocacy director and Director of the Office of the Secretary General) and Freedom from Torture (policy and advocacy director).

He is now writing a book on war crimes and international justice, Prosecuting the Powerful (Bridge Street Press/Little, Brown).

Steve worked as a journalist for many years, including for the Independent, which he joined at its launch in 1986. He reported for The Independent on the East European revolutions, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the Balkan wars.

His previous books include Goodbye to the USSR, Easier Fatherland: Germany and the Twenty-First Century, Small Acts of Resistance (foreword by Václav Havel) and Street Spirit: The Power of Protest and Mischief (foreword by Ai Weiwei).