Journey to Justice

Patrons

Journey to Justice patrons have all made outstanding and transforming contributions to human rights and still do. They are the embodiment of our vision and we are honoured to travel with them.

Professor Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC OBE

is a solicitor specialising in human rights law, and founder of the human rights law firm Bindmans LLP.He was legal adviser to the Race Relations Board and Chair of the British Institute of Human Rights and has representedAmnesty International and other bodies in human rights missions. Geoffrey helped found the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. See: www.bindmans.com

Leyla Hussein OBE

is a Somali -born British psychotherapist and social activist. She is a survivor of FGM and the founder of the Dahlia project for women who have undergone FGM one of the co-founders of the Daughters of Eve against gender based violence and a Chief Executive of Hawa's Haven, safeguarding Somali women and children. Leyla is Global Ambassador for the Girl Generation and is a regular broadcaster: www.ft.com

Lord Herman Ouseley, Baron of Peckham Rye

is a British parliamentarian with expertise in equality and diversity issues. He was Chief Executive of the Inner London Education Authority and Executive Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality. Herman is patron and Chair of dozens of other organisations. He has been at the forefront of challenging institutional racism in organisations and was the founder of Kick It Out. https://bit.ly/2ljpz3s

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

human rights lawyer, broadcaster and peer. Helenahas spent her life helping to give a voice to those who have least power. She has used many public platforms including as Chair of Justice, founding member of Charter 88, patron of the Civil Liberties Trust – to argue for social justice. Helena has also written and broadcast on a wide range of issues, from medical negligence to terrorism to the rights of women and children. See: www.doughtystreet.co.uk

Jean Stallings

is a long-time member of All Together in Dignity/ ATD Fourth World, an international anti-poverty organisation. She became an activist in the Civil Rights Movement in the sixties, working with the National Welfare Rights Organization and registering voters. Jean remains a dedicated activist and is co-author of Until the Sky Turns Silver.  Read more

Dr Paul Stephenson OBE

is a community worker, activist and long-time campaigner for civil rights for the British African-Caribbean community in Bristol. As a young social worker, in 1963 Stephenson led a successful boycott of the Bristol Omnibus Company, protesting against its racist practises. His campaigns were instrumental in paving the way for the first Race Relations Act, in 1965. See: www.bristolpost.co.uk