Our Advisory Group

Mayor Sadiq Khan


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

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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.

Shami Chakrabarti


Shami Chakrabarti is the Shadow Attorney General and was the first peer to be nominated to the House of Lords by Jeremy Corbyn. She is a lifelong civil liberties and human rights advocate, having served as the Director of Liberty from 2003-2016.

Mike Harris


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


Neal Lawson is a political commentator, author, former adviser to Gordon Brown, and Chair of Compass.

Clive Lewis MP

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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

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Purna Sen is Director of Policy at UN Women and was Labour’s candidate for Brighton Pavilion in 2015.

Andy Slaughter MP

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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

Henry Tinsley

Henry Tinsley is a prominent political and human rights activist, former Chair of Green & Blacks Chocolate, and co-founder of 38 Degrees.

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.