Our Honorary President, Lord Judd
Our Honorary President is Labour peer and distinguished human rights advocate, Lord Judd.
Lord Judd was Director of Oxfam from 1985 to 1991, and is a former Member of Parliament, Minister for Overseas Development, and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
“Human rights and social justice are central to the cause of democratic socialism. Nationally and internationally they are vital to ensure stability and security. Dangerous and sinister pressures constantly seek to undermine or marginalise them. It is therefore essential to have a growing number of Labour Party members who are determined to prioritise and strengthen them in all aspects of foreign and domestic policy. Hence the urgent need for the Labour Campaign for Human Rights.” – Lord Judd
Our Advisory Group
Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP
Sadiq Khan is the Mayor of London. He was a human rights lawyer and previously a Member of Parliament and Shadow Justice Secretary. He has also served as Chair of Liberty.
Baroness Glenys Kinnock
Baroness Kinnock is a Labour peer, President of the Labour Campaign for International Development, and council member at the Overseas Development Institute.
Stephen Twigg MP
Stephen Twigg is MP for Liverpool, West Derby.
Andy Slaughter MP
Andy Slaughter is MP for Hammersmith and a 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
Catherine West MP
Catherine West is MP for Hornsey and Wood Green and former leader of Islington Council.
Clive Lewis MP
Clive Lewis is MP for Norwich South and a former BBC News reporter.
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.
Francesca Klug OBE
Francesca Klug is a human rights expert and Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics.
Simon Sapper is the Assistant Secretary at CWU.
Keir Starmer MP
Keir Starmer is MP for Holborn and St Pancras. He is a human rights lawyer and former Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of the Crown Prosecution Service.
“Although Labour accepts that a comprehensive and comprehensible new surveillance law should be introduced, the government can expect to be challenged on both substance and process.” – Keir Starmer MP
Purna Sen is Director of Policy at UN Women and was Labour’s candidate for Brighton Pavilion in 2015.
Neal Lawson is a political commentator, author, former adviser to Gordon Brown, and Chair of Compass.
Sandra Osborne was MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock. She was a member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and Co-Chair of the APPG on Afghanistan.
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.
Katy Clark was MP for North Ayrshire and Arran. She was a member of Parliament’s Committees on Arms Export Controls.
Baroness Helena Kennedy
Baroness Kennedy is a Labour peer and President of the Helena Kennedy Foundation. She is a member of Parliament’s Joint Human Rights Committee.
Willie Bain was MP for Glasgow North East. He was Chair of the Associate Parliamentary Group for the Republic of Sudan and South Sudan.
Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC
Sir Geoffrey Bindman is a human rights lawyer, founder of Bindmans LLP, and Visiting Professor of Law at University College London and London South Bank University.
Henry Tinsley is a prominent political and human rights activist, former Chair of Green & Blacks Chocolate, and co-founder of 38 Degrees.