Meet our human rights speakers

human rights

Arun Gandhi

5th Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi: Legacy of Love

Ziauddin Yousafzai


Trevor Phillips OBE

Born in London in 1953

Tavis Smiley

One of the most influential philanthropists

Sir Bob Geldof

Well informed about African famines

Sheila Johnson


Samuel Jackson

One of the most quoted

Rt Hon Lord Christopher Patten

Rt Hon Jack Straw

Three decades in Parliament

Rt Hon David Lammy MP

Member of Parliament for Tottenham

Rt Hon David Davis MP

Entered Parliament in 1987 at the age of 38 as MP for the Boothferry constituency

Rageh Omaar

Rose to prominence as the BBC's man in Baghdad

Nontombi Tutu

Challenges of growing up as black

Nick Freeman

Man who helped Sir Alex Ferguson hang onto his driving licence after telling a court the United manager only drove on a motorway hard shoulder because he urgently needed the loo

Muhammad Yunus

Professor Muhammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his revolutionary work in establishing the Grameen Movement; this movement

Midge Ure OBE

Synonymous with Band Aid, Live Aid, and tireless charity work, Midge Ure's commitment campaigning to ensure better lives for those in poverty have earnt him an OBE.

Michael Woodford MBE

As the first non-Japanese head of the century-old camera manufacturer Olympus, Michael Woodford’s blew the whistle on internal financial irregularities, leading to the termination of his post.

Michael Mansfield QC

One of the most venerated legal minds of our time

Mary Robinson

Served as the first female President of Irel

Marian Wright Edelman

Pivotal force of justice within the last half century