Mark Hurst is an Associate Lecturer in the School of History, University of Kent, where he conducted his doctoral research. His work considers the role played by Human Rights Organisations in the Cold War, particularly their campaigns for dissidents in the Soviet Union. This research is the subject of his forthcoming monograph ‘British Human Rights Organisations and Soviet Dissent, 1965-1985’, which considers the activism of groups such as Amnesty International, The Campaign Against Psychiatric Abuse, Keston College, and the Women’s Campaign for Soviet Jewry.