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

Manisha KoiralaManisha Koirala
Indian, Nepalese

Nazanin BoniadiNazanin Boniadi
Iranian, British, American
Van JonesVan Jones
American

Jane ElliottJane Elliott
American

Jello BiafraJello Biafra
American
Q'orianka KilcherQ'orianka Kilcher
German

Shiva RoseShiva Rose
Iranian, American
Eduard LimonovEduard Limonov
French, Russian

Gloria AllredGloria Allred
American

Maajid NawazMaajid Nawaz
British

Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
American

Andrew KoenigAndrew Koenig
American
Lady Miss KierLady Miss Kier
American

Jacob M. AppelJacob M. Appel
American

Nadia MuradNadia Murad
Iraqi

Zelda RubinsteinZelda Rubinstein
American
Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
British, Welsh
Jack HererJack Herer
American

Ella BakerElla Baker
American

Ophelia DahlOphelia Dahl
American

Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
Indian
Domenico ModugnoDomenico Modugno
Italian

Ramsey ClarkRamsey Clark
American
Michelle AlexanderMichelle Alexander
American

Nasrin SotoudehNasrin Sotoudeh
Iranian

Geronimo PrattGeronimo Pratt
American
Natan SharanskyNatan Sharansky
Israeli

Denis MukwegeDenis Mukwege
Congolese
Bogd KhanBogd Khan
Mongolian

Nellie McClungNellie McClung
Canadian

Chico MendesChico Mendes
Brazilian
Asma JahangirAsma Jahangir
Pakistani

Vladimir BukovskyVladimir Bukovsky
Russian
Oodgeroo NoonuccalOodgeroo Noonuccal
Australian

Levi CoffinLevi Coffin
American

SugathakumariSugathakumari
Indian

Charles W. ChesnuttCharles W. Chesnutt
American
Jan EgelandJan Egeland
Norwegian

Frances LearFrances Lear
American

Hussein-Ali MontazeriHussein-Ali Montazeri
Iranian

Irwin CotlerIrwin Cotler
Canadian

Anna WalentynowiczAnna Walentynowicz
Polish
Yitzhak ZuckermanYitzhak Zuckerman
Israeli, Polish

Fang LizhiFang Lizhi
Chinese
Yuri OrlovYuri Orlov
American

Maziar BahariMaziar Bahari
Canadian

Yelena BonnerYelena Bonner
Turkmen, American
Chiara LubichChiara Lubich
Italian

Natalya EstemirovaNatalya Estemirova
Russian
Frédéric OzanamFrédéric Ozanam
French

Maggie KuhnMaggie Kuhn
American
Randall RobinsonRandall Robinson
American

Vann NathVann Nath
Cambodian

Charlotte Forten GrimkéCharlotte Forten Grimké
American
Allan BoesakAllan Boesak
South African

Fatima MeerFatima Meer
South African
Alison Des ForgesAlison Des Forges
American