John Wadham (Associate)
John Wadham (Associate)

John Wadham was until recently the Executive Director of INTERIGHTS (the Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights).  For six years he was General Counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission and for four years the Deputy Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. 


Between 1995 and 2003 he was the Director of Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties). He also worked for several law centres in South London and in private practice.  He is a solicitor and studied at the College of Law, Surrey University and the London School of Economics.  He is a Visiting Fellow at Bristol University; a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and a Honorary Lecturer at University of Leicester.  He is a co-author of the Blackstone’s Guide to the Human Rights Act (OUP), the Blackstone’s Guide to the Freedom of Information Act (OUP), the Blackstone’s Guide to the Equality Act (OUP) and many other articles and publications.


Currently he is acting as a freelance human rights expert and equality for the Council of Europe and on its behalf in Albania, Moldova and Ukraine.  In the UK he is providing strategic and legal advice on all the recent political party’s proposals for the repeal of the Human Rights Act, withdrawing from the European Convention of Human Rights and the creation of a British Bill of Rights. 

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