Alex Scrivener

Alex Scrivener


Policy manager


Alex is the policy officer at Global Justice Now.

Latest posts

It feels like the tragedy of a generation, but we need to gear up not give up

27 June 2016

It’s been a couple of days since the shocking referendum result, and it feels no better than it did on the night.

Why Brexit would be terrible for our campaigns for trade, food, energy and migration justice

22 June 2016

The latest polls show that the referendum battle is very close and leaving the EU could be a real possibility. While we’re critical of the way the EU currently works, we think it’s very important we stay in.

The EgyptAir disaster is a tragedy, but let’s not forget the other crisis on the Med

27 May 2016

Last Thursday, like all of us, I woke up to the terrible news about the missing EgyptAir plane over the Mediterranean. I can only imagine how terrible it must be for the families who expected to see their loved ones happily emerge from Cairo Airport’s arrivals terminal.

Electricity privatisation has consistently failed from London to Lagos. So why are we still doing it?

Finally, after a year of campaigning against the DFID-funded privatisation of Nigeria’s energy, there is the glimmer of a breakthrough in the form of two high-level Parliamentary inquiries that scrutinise this work. 

What really happened at the WTO summit?

23 December 2015

If you were to judge the outcome of last week’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) summit by media reporting, you would come away with the impression that world leaders had made a major breakthrough. The WTO, which overseas global trading rules, met in Nairobi, Kenya, and attempted to break a nearly 15-year deadlock which has pitched rich nations against developing nations.  

Are we overlooking the most dangerous aspect of TTIP?

19 October 2015

Collateral damage. Enhanced interrogation. What’s the name for those phrases or words that sound relatively innocuous but are actually covering up something that’s very violent or very bad. Here’s another one: regulatory cooperation. Cooperation is a good thing, right?