Who we are

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Director – Andrew Noakes

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Andrew has worked for Amnesty International, Save the Children, and as an independent human rights investigator in West Africa. His particular interests include privacy, digital rights & technology, and security & human rights. He works with the Remote Control Project on new technologies in warfare, and has advised the Nigerian government on its counter-insurgency campaign against Boko Haram. He studied at Cambridge and King’s College London.
(andrew.noakes@lchr.org.uk)

Director of the Human Rights Act Campaign – Tom McNeil 
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Tom stood as a Parliamentary Candidate for the Labour Party in 2015 and is a lawyer specialising in advising charities, not for profits across a range of sectors and trade unions at Bates Wells Braithwaite; previously advising large businesses on EU and competition law at City law firms. He also has experience: giving advice on human rights law on a range of topics (hate crime, gay and transgender rights, prison law and gun control); as a voluntary police officer with the Metropolitan Police; as a mentor with Barnardo’s and various other mentoring schemes; and as a governor at a school for children with autism. Tom has degrees from both the University of Durham and Cambridge.
(Thomas.mcneil@lchr.org.uk) (@mcneil_tom)

Campaigns Assistant – Rachel Finnegan
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Rachel joined LCHR as volunteer communications officer and has since taken on the role of Campaigns Assistant. A life-long Labour supporter, Rachel started volunteering at the tender age of 8! She has a degree in English Literature from the University of York and trained as an actor at LAMDA. She has spent the last four years working as an actor and a writer in London.

(rachel.finnegan@lchr.org.uk)

Campaigns Volunteer – Charlotte Blackbourn
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Charlotte is finishing her legal studies before training as a solicitor at Bates Wells Braithwaite. She has experience advising on immigration and asylum and has volunteered in a death penalty appeals office in Mississippi. She has studied French law in Bordeaux and has a degree in European Law from the University of Warwick.

The Labour Campaign for Human Rights Ltd is a private company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company number: 08647264. Registered office: 66 South Street, Taunton, England, TA1 3AF. We are a not-for-profit organisation.