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Rupert Abbott is the Executive Director of GiveOut, a UK-based charity raising funds for LGBTQI causes worldwide. He has over a decade of experience working in the human rights field, designing and developing human rights initiatives and organisations and leading research and advocacy. He co-founded RightsStart; served as the Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Program as well as Amnesty International’s Research Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. He was the Acting Head of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s Defence Support Section and has worked as Director of Programmes and Organisational Development at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights.


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Having studied law at the University of Sussex, Rupert trained and qualified as a lawyer at the global law firm Baker & McKenzie LLP. He also holds a BA and MA in modern history from the University of Oxford.

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