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About David Mepham
David Mepham has been UK director of Human Rights Watch since April 2011. Before then he was a senior policy adviser in the UK's Department for International Development; associate director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and the head of its international programme; and head of policy and advocacy for Save the Children UK. He is co-editor of Progressive Foreign Policy - new directions for the UK (Polity, 2007) and author of many articles in the media
Articles by David Mepham
This week's editors
Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.
Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.
En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.
Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?
No to TTIP
Britain's new prime minister must use his real but brief opportunity to shift the country's focus and priorities in the global arena, say David Mepham & David Held.
The international community has run out of excuses - but not options - in Darfur, says David Mepham.
The appointment of Kofi Annan's successor is imminent. The incumbent has done well, the candidates are serious but the system for choosing the world's figurehead must be reformed, says David Mepham.
The lesson of Palestine's election is that the international community should become more serious and sophisticated about political reform in the middle east, says David Mepham of the Institute for Public Policy Research.
Hamas's stunning victory in the 25 January elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council raises three critical questions for international policymakers:
The United Nations world summit disappointed optimists, but was its outcome so bad? David Mepham reads between the lines for a deeper assessment.
Harmful western policies too often reinforce the damage that many African regimes inflict on their own people. 2005 can and must be a year of change, writes David Mepham.
David Helds impressively ambitious perspective on globalisation underplays three important factors, says David Mepham.