Peter Tatchell – Director
Peter Tatchell was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1952 and has been campaigning since 1967 on issues of human rights, democracy, civil liberties, LGBT equality and global justice. His human rights inspirations include Mahatma Gandhi, Sylvia Pankhurst and Martin Luther King.
In 2009, he co-proposed a UN Global Human Rights Index, to measure and rank the human rights record of every country – with the aim of creating a human rights league table to highlight the best and worst countries and thereby incentivise governments to clean up their record and improve their human rights ranking.
He has proposed an internationally-binding UN Human Rights Convention enforceable through both national courts and the International Criminal Court; a permanent rapid-reaction UN peace-keeping force with the authority to intervene to stop genocide and war crimes; and a global agreement to cut military spending by 10 percent to fund the eradication of hunger, disease, illiteracy, unemployment and homelessness in the developing world.
Pliny Soocoormanee – Executive Assistant to the Director
Pliny co-ordinated of the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) seminar series on global citizenship and was the Administrator at the School of Sport at the University of Wolverhampton. He holds an MA in International Business and a Bsc (Hons) in Economics and Finance.
Anastasia Kyriacou – Advocacy & Press Officer
Anastasia has a background in campaigning for social justice and human rights. At sixteen years old, her inability to vote during the 2010 general election led her to establish the campaign Where’s Our Vote? with the aim of lowering the voting age to sixteen and to get compulsory citizenship education on the UK government agenda.
While studying History at the University of Birmingham, she specialised in homelessness, genocide, radical right-wing movements and the power of the press. She campaigned on behalf of Amnesty International as the Campaigns Manager and then Vice Chair of the student group.
She has also worked as a news reporter and business development manager for Pink News, and then on the communications team at legal charity the Human Dignity Trust.
Alan Martin – Donor Administrator
Having qualified as an industrial chemist, Alan spent the last thirty years of his working life as an Employment Law specialist and running his own consultancy.
Since his retirement he has undertaken voluntary work for Stonewall, LAGER (Lesbian and Gay Employment Rights), The Albert Kennedy Trust, Age UK Camden as an IT Tutor and the Peter Tatchell Foundation.