On Saturday 4th April, Quilliam’s co-director Ed Husain spoke at the annual conference and AGM of Amnesty International. This year, the huge nationwide event was held at University of Swansea, Wales. 

 

Ed, a member of Amnesty, spoke about the organisation’s influence on Quilliam’s human-rights based outlook on how best to counter extremism and terrorism. He argued Amnesty’s uncompromising stance on global human rights was a strong antidote to rigid, literalist interpretations of religion.

 

Read an Amnesty blogger’s viewpoint here.