RightsInfo started out in April 2015 with just a dozen volunteer writers helping our Founder, Adam Wagner, in writing engaging, easy-to-understand articles and resources about human rights.
Each person had been selected through a competitive process – marked on their ability to communicate legal cases in plain-English – and the group consisted of law students and trainee lawyers, as well as people working in charities, NGOs, and in parliament. They hailed from all over the UK as well as Canada, Australia and Argentina!
In March 2016, we made two of our veteran volunteers, Anna Dannreuther and Natasha Holcroft-Emmess, into Site Editors. Having honed their writing skills for a year, Anna and Tasha began to edit the articles written by other volunteers, and created the content calendar that we still use for all of our editorial planning. Katie Jukes became our third Site Editor in late 2016.
A growing team of talented volunteers
Skip to today, and we have just grown our team of writers and editors to more than 40, after receiving more than 85 applications from a diverse and talented group of people from all over the UK. We are very excited to welcome our new recruits, and you will soon be able to read all of their bios on the ‘About Us‘ page.
We’ve also just appointed three new Site Editors from our existing group of volunteers: Dylan Brethour, Saxon Norgard and Daniel Charity. Dylan is a Canadian living in London, who has an MA in Transnational Studies from UCL and freelances as a journalist and editor. Saxon is an Aussie who came to the UK to get his Law BA at Cardiff University and is continuing his law studies here. Daniel has just completed his LLB in Law with French at the University of Leeds.
The new and improved volunteer team will allow us to develop some exciting new editorial strands, and to do lots more video, multimedia and photo stories. Thank you again to all of our volunteers, both past and present – you are what makes RightsInfo truly great!
While you’re here, how about some great human rights knowledge?
- Check out this resources page, which has all the introductions you need
- Watch this beautiful video, which explains your rights in two minutes