Benedict Rogers is an author, journalist and human rights activist specialising in South Asia who has written for ConservativeHome regularly about human rights issues in Burma and Pakistan, social justice at home and David Cameron’s compassionate conservatism.
He works for the human rights organisation Christian Solidarity Worldwide. He serves as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission and was Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the City of Durham in the 2005 General Election.
Benedict is the author of A Land Without Evil: Stopping the Genocide of Burma’s Karen People, and co-author of On the Side of the Angels. He has contributed to various publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Telegraph, the Times, Crisis and The Tablet, and appears regularly on television and radio, including BBC, CNN and Sky News. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, churches, schools and universities, and has spoken at hearings and events at the White House, the US Congress, the European Parliament and the House of Commons. He regularly briefs MPs, MEPs, US Congressmen, the UN and government officials on international human rights issues. He has lived in China, Hong Kong, East Timor and Washington, DC and is now based in London.