Alex Neve

He has been Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada since January 2000 and has previously practiced law in the areas of refugee and immigration law.

Alex Neve specializes in international human rights law, both from a Canadian and global perspective. Particular areas of interest and focus include refugee protection, Indigenous rights, armed conflict, corporate accountability, UN human rights processes, national security, torture and gender equality.

Alex Neve has been Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada since January 2000. He has been a member of Amnesty for twenty years, having joined when he was a student at Dalhousie University. He has worked for the organization nationally and internationally in a number of different roles, including research missions to Chad, Tanzania, Guinea, Mexico, Burundi, Colombia, Honduras, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. He has appeared before various UN human rights bodies, Canadian parliamentary committees and has represented Amnesty International at numerous international meetings. He speaks and writes regularly in the national media on a range of human rights topics.

Alex Neve is a lawyer, with a Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom, and undergraduate commerce and law degrees from Dalhousie. He has practiced law in Toronto, privately and in a community legal aid clinic, primarily in the areas of refugee and immigration law. He has taught international human rights and refugee law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and has been affiliated with the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University. Prior to taking up his current position he served as a Member of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.