Adam Wagner shortlisted for prestigious human rights award

25 August 2015 by Rosalind English

Liberty_britainA hand of applause for our Chief Ed Adam Wagner who’s just been  shortlisted for the 2015 Liberty Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award in recognition of his innovative efforts to bring human rights to life by correcting misinformation and explaining why human rights matter for everyone – the full list of nominees is here.

Adam Wagner founded the UK Human Rights Blog five years ago and more recently the new human rights information project RightsInfo, indefatigably combining all this writing and editing with his busy career as a barrister.

As Liberty’s press release says,

The barrister and campaigner has devoted his time and energy to debunking the myths which have grown up around our Human Rights Act, making the law more accessible to all in the process.

The Liberty Human Rights Awards celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals from all walks of life who have worked tirelessly to protect and promote fundamental freedoms at a time when the post-war human rights consensus faces an unprecedented attack.

The award ceremony is open to the public (you can get tickets here) and will take place on 7 September at London’s Southbank Centre. It will be hosted by writer, actor and comedian Jo Brand.

4 comments


  1. Congratulations. Very well-deservrd.

  2. Daniel Smith says:

    Congratulations to Adam, we need lawyers and the Human Rights Act is a very important piece of legislation that helps all of us lead our lives. It is terrible that it is being abolished.

  3. Yash Ghai says:

    My congratulations to Adam Wagner. I read his blog regularly.

    Yash Ghai

    From Nairobi

  4. miltonfirman says:

    No surprise at all for Adam’s amazing intellect, talent and genuine commitment to human rights. Well deserved and many congratulations Adam

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