Clear and reliable information about why human rights matter.

RightsInfo is about bringing human rights to life using beautiful infographics, stories and social media.

The project is the brainchild of leading barrister Adam Wagner, founder of the acclaimed UK Human Rights Blog. In 2015, RightsInfo won the prestigious Plain English Communicator Award.

RightsInfo is about using social media to find new ways to talk about and deliver human rights stories and information. 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.

“… a great example of how to present complex statutes, judgments and policies in a way that looks interesting and easy to understand.”

Creative Review, 22 April 2015

RightsInfo launched on 21 April 2015 and has received over 500,000 page views since then. We want to radically change the way human rights are communicated, and have lots of fun doing it. Thanks for coming along for the ride and, remember, if you like it, share it.

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 (that is, don’t edit) 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.

RightsInfo is housed at Global Dialogue and supported by an experienced advisory board, comprising Angela Patrick (Director of Human Rights Policy, JUSTICE), Esther Hughes (Executive Director, Global Dialogue), Neil Crowther (Neil Crowther Consulting), Rachel Krys (Communications Director, Equally Ours), and Yoav Segal (Filmmaker and Impact Consultant). Yoav is also the Launch Creative Director for RightsInfo.

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Adam Wagner

Director and Founder

Adam Wagner

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.

@adamwagner1

Yoav Segal

Creative Director

Yoav Segal

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.

@yo_segal

Charlotte Thomas

Project & Research Manager

Charlotte was a Senior Creative Manager at Universal Music for five years before studying for an LLM in Human Rights. She has worked with organisations campaigning on a range of issues including women’s rights and indefinite detention, and has carried out research for the Human Rights and Social Justice Institute at London Metropolitan University.

 

IIB Studio

Infographic Design

Information is Beautiful Studio has championed the use of data visualization and information design to explore new directions in storytelling with data.

@iibstudio

Hikkendry

Design and Web implementation

Hikkendry are a multi disciplined design studio based in London. They designed and built the website.

@hikkendry

Hayley Chapman

Project Volunteer

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.

Sarah Dalzell

Project Volunteer

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.

Anna Dannreuther

Site Editor

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. 

Benson Egwuonwu

Project Volunteer

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.

Sam Grant

Project Volunteer

Sam is the Campaigns Manager for René Cassin, the Jewish human rights organisation. Sam has an MSc in Human Rights from LSE.

Natasha Holcroft-Emmess

Site Editor

Natasha recently completed the BCL with Distinction at Oxford University. She is currently a trainee solicitor in London. She also writes for the Oxford Human Rights Hub blog, with a particular interest in criminal justice and international human rights law.

Katie Jukes

Project Volunteer

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.

Corallina Lopez-Curzi

Project Volunteer

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.

Anirudth Mathur

Project Volunteer

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.

Jake Richards

Project Volunteer

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

Project Volunteer

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 Sullivan

Project Volunteer

Rachel is currently a BPTC student at City University and intends to practise at the Bar of England and Wales.

Naomi Webber

Project Volunteer

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 Weller

Project Volunteer

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.

Tobias Garnett

Project Volunteer

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 Goldin

Project Volunteer

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.

Jay Crush

Project Volunteer

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.