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

Bryan StevensonBryan Stevenson
American
Fred HamptonFred Hampton
American

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

Samantha PowerSamantha Power
American

Gloria AllredGloria Allred
American
Van JonesVan Jones
American

Q'orianka KilcherQ'orianka Kilcher
German
Jacob M. AppelJacob M. Appel
American

Jello BiafraJello Biafra
American

Maajid NawazMaajid Nawaz
British

Janet MockJanet Mock
American

Kerry KennedyKerry Kennedy
American
Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
American

Andrew KoenigAndrew Koenig
American

Lady Miss KierLady Miss Kier
American

Nadia MuradNadia Murad
Iraqi
Jane ElliottJane Elliott
American
Ella BakerElla Baker
American

Paul RusesabaginaPaul Rusesabagina
Rwandan

Zelda RubinsteinZelda Rubinstein
American

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
British, Welsh
Shiva RoseShiva Rose
Iranian, American

Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
Indian
Jack HererJack Herer
American

Ramsey ClarkRamsey Clark
American

Ophelia DahlOphelia Dahl
American
Michelle AlexanderMichelle Alexander
American

Denis MukwegeDenis Mukwege
Congolese
Domenico ModugnoDomenico Modugno
Italian

Geronimo PrattGeronimo Pratt
American

Eduard LimonovEduard Limonov
French, Russian
Nellie McClungNellie McClung
Canadian

Chico MendesChico Mendes
Brazilian
Vladimir BukovskyVladimir Bukovsky
Russian

Asma JahangirAsma Jahangir
Pakistani

Natan SharanskyNatan Sharansky
Israeli

Nasrin SotoudehNasrin Sotoudeh
Iranian
SugathakumariSugathakumari
Indian

Levi CoffinLevi Coffin
American

Jan EgelandJan Egeland
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Oodgeroo NoonuccalOodgeroo Noonuccal
Australian

Frances LearFrances Lear
American
Maziar BahariMaziar Bahari
Canadian

David DiopDavid Diop
French
Irwin CotlerIrwin Cotler
Canadian

Yuri OrlovYuri Orlov
American

Chiara LubichChiara Lubich
Italian
Maggie KuhnMaggie Kuhn
American

Frédéric OzanamFrédéric Ozanam
French
Charlotte Forten GrimkéCharlotte Forten Grimké
American

Yitzhak ZuckermanYitzhak Zuckerman
Israeli, Polish
Randall RobinsonRandall Robinson
American

Yelena BonnerYelena Bonner
Turkmen, American

Anna WalentynowiczAnna Walentynowicz
Polish
Fang LizhiFang Lizhi
Chinese

Vann NathVann Nath
Cambodian
Alison Des ForgesAlison Des Forges
American