The Patrons of the Human Dignity Trust

The Human Dignity Trust’s patrons, all eminent jurists from around the world, are more than figureheads for the Trust, they are a highly valued part of the Trust’s identity.

The patrons are not part of the management of the Trust, but are supportive of our work and are kept informed of the Trust’s activities. They may be consulted on broad aspects of the Trust’s programme of work.

Our patrons are:

  • Sir Sydney Kentridge QC
  • Michael Kirby, Justice of the High Court of Australia (retired)
  • Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC
  • Sonia Picado, President Inter-American Institute of Human Rights
  • Sir Shridath Ramphal, former Attorney General of Guyana and former Secretary General of the Commonwealth
  • The Rt Hon the Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, current Secretary General of the Commonwealth
  • Sir David Simmons, KA, BCH, Chief Justice of Barbados (retired)
  • Soli J Sorabjee, Senior Counsel, Supreme Court of India and former Attorney General for India
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Woolf, Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales (retired)
  • Justice Catherine O'Regan


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