the rights practice: partnerships for rights and justice
About The Rights Practice

Since its establishment in 2002, The Rights Practice has worked to advance the respect and protection of human rights in practice. We are dedicated to working in environments where human rights are most at risk. Currently our work is focused on promoting human rights and public participation in China.

We believe local civil society has a valuable role to play in holding governments to account and can help to challenge the indifference and ignorance in which human rights violations take place. The Rights Practice works with local partners in NGOs, universities, research institutes and among lawyers. We are committed to helping partners develop sustainable and locally owned solutions to enhancing the protection of all human rights.

We have a small professional staff based in London, Beijing and New York and a growing network of experts who work with us as consultants or advisors on specific projects.

The Rights Practice is a registered charity (1133616) and a company limited by guarantee (England & Wales) number 04365047. In 2008 we incorporated as a US charity in the State of New York.

Our Staff
Sophie Cornford
UK Programme Manager [more]
Jennifer Eikren US Programme Manager [more]
Nicola Macbean Director [more]
Rukmal Hewitt Finance Manager [more]
Zhang Rui Finance Officer [more]

Our UK Board
[more]
Courtenay Barklem Solicitor, Partner at McCue and Partners [more]
Rosemary J Brown
(Chair)
Writer, Charity Communications [more]
Anthony Dicks QC Emeritus Professor of Chinese Law, SOAS [more]
Harriet Evans Professor, Contemporary China Centre, University of Westminster
Dr. Pauline Gleadle
(Treasurer)
Accounting academic and Chartered Accountant [more]
Dr. Tim Pringle Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies [more]
Ebony Riddell Bamber Community Development, Local government [more]
Roger Smith OBE Legal aid expert [more]

Our US Board
Robbie Barnett Director Modern Tibet Studies Program, Columbia University [more]
Jennifer Eikren Program Manager, The Rights Practice [more]
Julia Freedson Senior Policy Consultant on Children in Armed Conflict [more]
Paul Martin Professor and Director of Human Rights Studies, Barnard College [more]
James Seymour (Chair) Lecturer, CUHK (also Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University) [more]
Jennifer Smith Advocacy Director, The International Legal Foundation [more]
Les Winter Chair, NYC Non-profits [more]

Our donors include:

Auswartiges Amt (German Federal Foreign Office)

European Commission European Commission

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Netherlands

U.S. State Department

The Rights Practice 59 Carter Lane, London EC4V 5AQ Tel. +44 20 7236 4343. Registered Charity Number 1133616. A Limited Company Number 04365047 (England and Wales).
The Rights Practice US Inc. P.O.Box 46635, Madison, WI, 53744-6635. Registered with 501c3 status in the USA.
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