Sadiq Khan MP
Sadiq Khan is the current Mayor of London. He was a human rights lawyer and previously the MP for Tooting and Shadow Justice Secretary. He has also served as Chair of Liberty.
Sir Keir Starmer QC MP
Keir Starmer is MP for Holborn and St Pancras and Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. He is a former human rights barrister, Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of the Crown Prosecution Service.
Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC
Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC is a human rights lawyer, founder of Bindmans LLP, and Visiting Professor of Law at University College London and London South Bank University.
Mike Harris is the CEO of 89up and the publisher of Little Atoms. He was a Labour councillor in Lewisham from 2010 – 2014 and the former Vice-Chair of the Council. He is an advisor to major civil liberties campaigns including the Don’t Spy On Us campaign and the Libel Reform Campaign.
Richard Howitt MEP
Richard Howitt is MEP for the East of England. He is a prominent member of the European Parliament’s Sub-Committee on Human Rights and is Labour’s parliamentary spokesperson on foreign affairs.
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC
Baroness Kennedy is a Labour peer, criminal and human rights barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, and President of the Helena Kennedy Foundation. She is a former member of Parliament’s Joint Human Rights Committee.
Baroness Glenys Kinnock
Baroness Glenys Kinnock is a Labour peer, President of the Labour Campaign for International Development, founder and President of One World Action, board member of the Burma Campaign, Council Member of the Institute for Development Studies, and board member for the European Centre for Development Policy Management.
Professor Francesca Klug OBE
Professor Francesca Klug is a human rights expert and Visiting Professorial at the LSE. She assisted the government in incorporating the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law, and is an Academic Expert at Doughty Street Chambers.
Neal Lawson is a political commentator, author, former adviser to Gordon Brown, and Chair of Compass.
Clive Lewis MP
Clive Lewis is MP for Norwich South and a Shadow Treasury Minister. He is a former TA Infantry Officer and BBC News reporter.
Purna Sen is Director of Policy at UN Women and was Labour’s candidate for Brighton Pavilion in 2015.
Andy Slaughter MP
Andy Slaughter is MP for Hammersmith and a former Shadow Justice Minister. He is a leading member of Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East.
“Human rights are inherent and inalienable and attach to every person without discrimination. They are the basic code by which civilised societies function. They require the support and protection of the state and adherence to the rule of law.” – Andy Slaughter MP
Hugh Southey QC
Hugh Southey QC is a public law barrister at Matrix Chambers and one of the country’s leading human rights lawyers, having represented clients in the Supreme Court, European Court of Justice, and European Court of Human Rights.
Henry Tinsley is a prominent political and human rights activist, former Chair of Green & Blacks Chocolate, and co-founder of 38 Degrees.
Stephen Twigg MP
Stephen Twigg is MP for Liverpool, West Derby, and former Minister of State for Education and Skills (School Standards). He is a member of the International Development Committee, Committee on Arms Exports Controls, and Joint Committee on National Security.
Catherine West MP
Catherine West is MP for Hornsey and Wood Green and former leader of Islington Council. She is a member of the International Trade Committee and Committee on Arms Exports Controls.