Clear and reliable information about why human rights matter.
What we do
RightsInfo is the UK’s most exciting digital human rights project. We build support for human rights in the UK by producing engaging, accessible and beautifully presented online human rights content. In just a year and a half, we have built a new digital media space for human rights, featuring award-winning infographics, video, animation and news content.
RightsInfo launched on 21 April 2015 and was granted charitable status in May 2016. Our Charity No. is 1167370. The project is the brainchild of leading barrister Adam Wagner, founder of the acclaimed UK Human Rights Blog.
We use social media to find new ways to talk about human rights, for example through stories, infographics, video and explainers. We believe there is huge potential to do a better job at explaining why human rights matter and how they can change people’s lives. We are fiercely non-partisan and politically neutral.
In 2015, RightsInfo won the prestigious Plain English Communicator Award and was shortlisted for two categories the UK Blog Awards.
Who we are
RightsInfo has been directed by its Founder, Adam Wagner, since its launch. We have a fantastic team of volunteers and staff who you can read about below.
Our trustees are Ali Torabi (Chair), Rachel Krys and Jo Tenzer. We are currently recruiting for new trustees – details here.
We are current recruiting a Chief Executive – details here.
How to keep updated
Who funds us
We are funded by three charitable foundations: the Thomas Paine Initiative, the Legal Education Foundation, and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. All of the funding for the project so far has been from these three sources.
What you can do with our resources
The materials on the site are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Full details here, but in short feel free to use them in their original form as long as they are attributed and you are not making money from our stuff. The images we use on the site are under Creative Commons or Non-Commercial Reuse Licences. We use a lot of images from the wonderful Pixabay.
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Director and Founder
Adam is the founder and director of RightsInfo. In his day job, he is a barrister specialising in human rights law and is well known for his human rights communications work on social and mainstream media. In 2010 he set up the hugely successful UK Human Rights Blog.
Yoav Segal is an award-winning film and theatre-maker, impact consultant and Arts Foundation Fellow 2015. He has a passion for social action projects that affect real change and stories that challenge people to think. Yoav works with NGOs, charities and businesses focused on youth engagement, social inclusion and peace-building in conflict zones. His films have been seen at world-leading festivals and prime-time TV, his theatre work at Sadlers’ Wells and other world leading venues and he's led social action projects for FTSE 50 companies.
Design and Web implementation
Hikkendry are a multi disciplined design studio based in London. They designed and built the website.
Anna Dannreuther is part of the RightsInfo volunteer team. She has interned at the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights and is currently training as a solicitor in London.
Natasha studied BA Jurisprudence and the BCL at Oxford University. She qualified as a solicitor at a London law firm before returning to Oxford to undertake an MPhil, researching international human rights law.
Katie Jukes is a Senior Lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative Law at BPP’s Law School in Leeds. She is a passionate believer in the protection of human rights and in communicating accurate, comprehensive information on human rights to the public.
Hayley has a B.A. in History from Jesus College Cambridge, and is now studying for the Graduate Diploma in Law. She has worked with human rights organisations in both the U.K. and Uganda and is a Lord Brougham Scholar at Lincoln’s Inn.
Daniel is studying for an LLB in Law with French at the University of Leeds. He recently studied at the Universite Lyon III for a year, studying French Law. He is interested in European Human Rights law, and the UK Constitution.
Jay has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Bristol and an MA in Politics from the University of Kent. From there, he went on to be an Election Agent in the 2015 General Election and now works for a Member of Parliament.
Sarah hails from Belfast and currently lives in Glasgow. She graduated with a LLB (Hons) from the University of Strathclyde in 2013 and went on to complete a MSc in Human Rights and International Politics at the University of Glasgow.
Benson holds a B.A. in Jurisprudence from St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from BPP Law School. Previously, he volunteered for the Anti-Trafficking Legal Project, where he researched human trafficking in the Philippines.
Emma is a law student who is especially interested in international law, human trafficking and slavery. She currently leads a Students Against Slavery network.
Tobias read Modern Languages and English at Cambridge before training as a lawyer. Tobias worked as a lawyer in London and Tokyo, focusing on international and cross-border dispute resolution. He is now based in Istanbul, helping Syrians caught up in the refugee crisis.
Michael works at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants assisting with immigration and asylum applications and appeals and is also studying for the LPC. He holds an MA in Legal and Political Theory.
Sam is the Campaigns Manager for René Cassin, the Jewish human rights organisation. Sam has an MSc in Human Rights from LSE.
Rebecca is a Classics graduate and is currently studying for a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). She is passionate about human rights and empowerment through education, and has worked with survivors of torture and forced displacement in the UK, Switzerland and Jordan.
Alice is training as a solicitor and will qualify as a commercial litigator. Alice regularly volunteers for pro bono initiatives such as Manuel Bravo Project, providing legal representation to asylum seekers, and pro bono research for charities like Refugee Action and Unicef.
Sian is currently the Senior Programme Manager with Shiva Foundation, an anti-trafficking organisation. She has an MA in Human Rights from UCL and Graduate Diploma in Law. Previously she worked in anti-trafficking in Cambodia.
Born & bred in Rome – where she got her LLM from Roma3 – Corallina is currently based in London and is pursuing a MA in Human Rights at UCL. She specializes in International Law & Human Rights and has a passion for digital media.
Anirudh worked as a researcher for the Justice Verma Committee (on reform of Indian law on sexual violence). He has written for international print media, also interviewing the Dalai Lama. He is a founding trustee of the Justice Verma Foundation.
Saxon is an undergraduate at Cardiff University studying a Bachelor of Laws. Originally hailing from Australia, his interests lie in family law, international affairs and human rights.
James manages programmes for a charity called ISLP-UK, a network of lawyers working on key international development issues. Before joining ISLP, James was a corporate tax lawyer at Allen & Overy.
Jake is currently studying law, whilst working as a Political and Legislative Adviser in Parliament. He is a Lord Bowen Scholar at Lincoln’s Inn and a Churchill Fellow.
Rachel Schon studied Theology at Cambridge and then completed a graduate fellowship at Yale which introduced her to law and social science. She has worked as a researcher at The Young Foundation, specialising in social innovation and social enterprise, and now works at the Helen Bamber Foundation.
Rachel is currently a BPTC student at City University and intends to practise at the Bar of England and Wales.
Naomi Webber is an LLM student at UCL and has worked as a research assistant and lecturer in law. She is particularly interested in the application of human rights to religious groups and also human rights issues in the education and medical context.
Karina is a law reporter for LexisNexis, principally covering the Administrative Court and European Court of Human Rights. She holds Bachelors degrees in Arts and Law, and a Diploma in Forensic Psychology.She is fascinated by international criminal law.
Volunteer Graphic Designer
Vanesa is a graphic and web designer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was formally educated in Graphic Design and Multimedia Arts. Vanesa works for a Mutual Organization and she is especially interested in human rights, open data and social design.