Welcome

Welcome to the official website of the Labour Campaign for Human Rights. On Monday we are publicly announcing the formation of our campaign, and over the next few weeks we will be reaching out to Labour activists, MPs, peers, and civil society to hear their ideas and take the campaign forward. We will also be recruiting activists to get involved with LCHR. If you want to join us, send me an email at andrew.noakes@lchr.org.uk.

LCHR’s flagship campaign will be on counter-terrorism and human rights and will launch in October. This will encompass emerging issues such as drones and targeted killings, as well as longstanding concerns such as the use of illegal and arbitrary detention, torture, and other excessive measures in counter-terrorism around the world.

We are consulting on ideas for further campaigns, including on defending the Human Rights Act, protecting women’s rights in Afghanistan, and the impact of the arms trade on human rights.

We look forward to getting started and to hearing from you. Send us your ideas for future campaigns, events, policy, and activism. If you are Labour and you care about human rights, this is your campaign – so get in touch!

– Andrew