|Title:||Oral History Project 2011 – Eric Prokosch (1)|
Eric Prokosch was interviewed on the 26th of May and 1st of June 2011 at the International Secretariat in London. The interview was conducted by Philippa Ellerton, Amnesty International’s Audiovisual Archivist.
One of a series of oral history recordings of interviews with key Amnesty International figures about the history of Amnesty, specifically, the ‘second generation’ who led and moulded the Movement in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Between 1979-2005 Eric held numerous positions at Amnesty International including Campaign Coordinator and Theme Research Coordinator, Amnesty International, London where he was in charge of Amnesty International's program for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty. He was the Coordinator of Amnesty International's campaigns against the death penalty (1980, 1989) and political killings by governments (1983) and its Campaign for the Abolition of Torture (1984-85).
Eric represented Amnesty International at the UN working group to draft the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (adopted in 2006) and also represented AI on the steering committee of the World Coalition against the Death Penalty. During his time at Amnesty he was a member of the ACTS pensions working group and Trustee of the AI Superannuation Scheme.
Recordings spilt into three parts (attached as Items below).
|Notes (on language or music rights etc):||in English|
|Keywords:||AI INTERNAL: AI STAFF, AI ORGANIZATIONAL|
|Tags:||AI@50, AI history|
|Copyright Type:||Amnesty International|
|Copyright Credit:||© Amnesty International|
|Agreement Notes:||- ... Agreement type is... Read more|
|Shotlist/Transcript List Public:||Transcript to be added|
|Date Photo or Video Created:||01/06/2011 00:00|