Independent reviews into the tragic loss of Rosalind McGregor and staff wellbeing at Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International has published the final two of three separate independent reviews triggered by the tragic suicides of two beloved colleagues, Gaëtan Mootoo, Researcher for West Africa, who died in May 2018, and Rosalind McGregor, an intern in the International Advocacy Programme in Geneva, who died in July 2018.

The first independent review, undertaken by James Laddie QC of Matrix Chambers in London, aimed to examine whether Amnesty International discharged its duty of care to Gaëtan Mootoo, and what lessons the organisation can learn from this tragic incident. More information on this report is available here

The two further reviews published today are:

  • An independent review undertaken by Kavita Avula, PsyD, of the KonTerra Group, and Romain Félix, Esq., of Sulmoni & Félix, LL.M, into whether the organisation discharged its duty of care under Swiss law towards Rosalind McGregor.
  • An independent review undertaken by the KonTerra Group into staff wellbeing at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. This comprehensive report aims to identify Amnesty International’s response to staff wellbeing and how that can be improved. 

The Secretary General of Amnesty International, Kumi Naidoo, shared two separate statements with staff today in response to the reports, which are available alongside the reports below: 

Health warning: Please be aware that the contents of these reports are distressing; please bear this in mind before you read it and seek support as needed.

KonTerra (wellbeing) review 

KonTerra (wellbeing) review – Response from Kumi Naidoo 

Rosalind McGregor review 

Rosalind McGregor review – Response from Kumi Naidoo