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

More From Human Rights Activists
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

Waleed Abulkhair Waleed Abulkhair
Saudi Arabian

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
Canadian

Fred HamptonFred Hampton
American

Jello BiafraJello Biafra
American
Jane ElliottJane Elliott
American

Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
American

Gloria AllredGloria Allred
American

Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
Indian

Ophelia DahlOphelia Dahl
American
Geronimo PrattGeronimo Pratt
American

Domenico ModugnoDomenico Modugno
Italian
SugathakumariSugathakumari
Indian

Nellie McClungNellie McClung
Canadian

Eduard LimonovEduard Limonov
French, Russian
Asma JahangirAsma Jahangir
Pakistani

Natan SharanskyNatan Sharansky
Israeli
Oodgeroo NoonuccalOodgeroo Noonuccal
Australian

Vladimir BukovskyVladimir Bukovsky
Russian

Jacob M. AppelJacob M. Appel
American

Yuri OrlovYuri Orlov
American

Irwin CotlerIrwin Cotler
Canadian
Maziar BahariMaziar Bahari
Canadian

Yelena BonnerYelena Bonner
Turkmen, American

Megan LeslieMegan Leslie
Canadian

Pınar SelekPınar Selek
Turkish