Francesca Klug

Francesca Klug has been a human rights academic and advocate for over 30 years. She was Director of the Human Rights Future Project at LSE Human Rights from 2001-2015, where she remains a Visiting Professor. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University. Formerly a Senior Research Fellow at King’s College Law School, she assisted the government in devising the Human Rights Act. Francesca is a former Chair of Freedom from Torture and the British Institute of Human Rights, is an Academic Expert at Doughty Street Chambers and a member of Political Quarterly’s Editorial Board. She was Commissioner on the independent Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life, a Special Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights and a Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Francesca has lectured and written widely on human rights including for legal and political journals. Values for a Godless Age: the story of the UK’s New Bill of Rights was published by Penguin in 2000 and her most recent book, A Magna Carta for all Humanity, homing in on human rights, was published by Routledge in 2015.