BHRC elects an Executive Committee, led by the Chair, every two years to lead on the policy, strategy and delivery of our work. They are supported by a full-time Project Officer, part-time Administrative Assistant and an Advisory Board.

Executive Committee members contribute their substantial expertise pro bono to produce BHRC publications and statements, lead fact-finding missions, collaborate with local partners, and represent the Committee to the media, external organisations and the public.

Following each election, members of the Executive Committee then elect specific Office Holders, who hold additional responsibility for leading the work of the organisation as a whole

BHRC’s 2020-21 Executive Committee


Schona Jolly QC


Co-Vice Chairs

Stephen Cragg QC

Doughty Street Chambers

Gráinne Mellon

Garden Court Chambers

Office Holders

Jodie Blackstock

Treasurer, JUSTICE

Jo Cecil

Secretary, Garden Court Chambers

Michael Ivers QC

Membership Secretary, Garden Court Chambers

Executive Members

Amanda Weston QC

Garden Court Chambers

Aswini Weereratne QC

Doughty Street Chambers

Bill Bowring

Birkbeck, University of London

Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh

Matrix Chambers

Isabel Buchanan

Blackstone Chambers

Jacob Bindman

Garden Court Chambers

Kate Stone

Garden Court North

Pete Weatherby QC

Garden Court North

Tatyana Eatwell

Doughty Street Chambers

Theodora Christou

Queen Mary, University of London

Zimran Samuel

Doughty Street Chambers

BHRC Advisory Board

BHRC’s Advisory Board is made up of previous BHRC Office Holders, senior members of the Bar and the judiciary, and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and/or service to the field of human rights. Members of the Advisory Board are appointed by the BHRC Chair, following consultation with the Executive and a majority vote.
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

House of Lords, Doughty Street Chambers & IBAHRI

Christine Chinkin CMG FBA

London School of Economics and Political Science & Matrix Chambers

Kevin Jon Heller

University of Amsterdam & Australian National University

Kirsty Brimelow QC

Doughty Street Chambers

Mark Muller QC

Doughty Street Chambers

Peter Carter QC

Doughty Street Chambers

BHRC Staff

BHRC currently employs two Projects Officers as part of a job share and one part-time Administrative Assistant.

Josie Fathers

Project Officer

Louise Loder

Project Officer


We rely on membership subscriptions and individual donations to fund our ongoing work around the world.