List of famous human rights activists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

A human rights activist is one who believes and works either as an individual or as a member of an organization in order to promote and campaign for the basic rights and freedoms that humans are entitled to. A human rights activist will bring out the various human rights violation in the public domain and campaign to restore these rights. On the whole, a human rights activist may be involved in a wide range of campaigns like prevention of hate crimes, prevention of physical torture of convicts, campaigns for political and civil rights, gay rights and many others. A human right activist will campaign against the various kinds of human right abuses and bring these issues in the limelight of the media and the public eye. The United States Human Rights Council, which is one of the most significant organizations in the United States, has addressed several conflicts and human rights issues around the world since the time it was established. Some of the issues it has addressed include, woman’s rights and rights of racial and ethnic minorities among many others. To get acquainted with more interesting information; continue to read on about some of the famous human rights activists, with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Amal Alamuddin Amal Clooney
Lebanese, British

Bianca Jagger Bianca Jagger
Nicaraguan, British

Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei
Chinese

Jorja Fox Jorja Fox
American

Graça Machel Graça Machel
Mozambican

Alan Lomax Alan Lomax
American

Edith Dircksey Cowan Edith Cowan
Australian

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Waleed Abulkhair Waleed Abulkhair
Saudi Arabian

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
Canadian

Samantha PowerSamantha Power
American

Manisha KoiralaManisha Koirala
Indian, Nepalese
Nazanin BoniadiNazanin Boniadi
Iranian, British, American

Kerry KennedyKerry Kennedy
American

Bryan StevensonBryan Stevenson
American

Janet MockJanet Mock
American

Nadia MuradNadia Murad
Iraqi
Fred HamptonFred Hampton
American

Vladimir BukovskyVladimir Bukovsky
Russian
Van JonesVan Jones
American

Jello BiafraJello Biafra
American

Jane ElliottJane Elliott
American
Maajid NawazMaajid Nawaz
British

Andrew KoenigAndrew Koenig
American
Lady Miss KierLady Miss Kier
American

Denis MukwegeDenis Mukwege
Congolese

Zelda RubinsteinZelda Rubinstein
American

Shiva RoseShiva Rose
Iranian, American

Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
American
Gloria AllredGloria Allred
American

Paul RusesabaginaPaul Rusesabagina
Rwandan

Jack HererJack Herer
American

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
British, Welsh
Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
Indian

Ramsey ClarkRamsey Clark
American
Ella BakerElla Baker
American

Ophelia DahlOphelia Dahl
American

Domenico ModugnoDomenico Modugno
Italian
Chico MendesChico Mendes
Brazilian

Geronimo PrattGeronimo Pratt
American
Jacob M. AppelJacob M. Appel
American

Eduard LimonovEduard Limonov
French, Russian

Michelle AlexanderMichelle Alexander
American
Nellie McClungNellie McClung
Canadian

Natan SharanskyNatan Sharansky
Israeli
Asma JahangirAsma Jahangir
Pakistani

Megan LeslieMegan Leslie
Canadian

SugathakumariSugathakumari
Indian

Nasrin SotoudehNasrin Sotoudeh
Iranian
Levi CoffinLevi Coffin
American
Oodgeroo NoonuccalOodgeroo Noonuccal
Australian

Jan EgelandJan Egeland
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Maziar BahariMaziar Bahari
Canadian

Irwin CotlerIrwin Cotler
Canadian
Yuri OrlovYuri Orlov
American

Fang LizhiFang Lizhi
Chinese

Yelena BonnerYelena Bonner
Turkmen, American

Pınar SelekPınar Selek
Turkish

Sister Helen PrejeanSister Helen Prejean
American
Patrick DodsonPatrick Dodson
Australian

Dame Christabel Harriette PankhurstDame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst
British