Benedict Rogers is a human rights activist and writer. He is the co-founder and chief executive of Hong Kong Watch, senior analyst for East Asia at the international human rights organization CSW, co-founder and deputy chair of the UK Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, a trustee of the China Democracy Foundation, the Chin Human Rights Organisation and the Phan Foundation, co-founder of the International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea, and a member of the advisory group of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) and the Stop Uyghur Genocide Campaign.
Rogers is the author of three major books on Myanmar, including “Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads” and “Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma’s Tyrant”, and co-author of two other books on religious persecution and a Christian approach to human rights.
He became a Catholic in Myanmar, received into the Church in St Mary’s Cathedral, Yangon, by Cardinal Charles Bo, with Lord Alton of Liverpool alongside him as his sponsor, a story which is told in his book “From Burma to Rome: A Journey into the Catholic Church”.
He is a frequent contributor to international media and a regular speaker around the world.