Professor Francesca Klug OBE
"On 5 December 2006, Francesca Klug was announced as a commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
"Francesca Klug is a professorial research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, based in the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Director of the Human Rights Futures project. She was a member of the government's Commission for Equality and Human Rights Steering Group and was an independent academic advisor on the Equality Bill. She is a member of the small Bill of Rights and Responsibilities Reference Group at the Ministry of Justice. She is also a Commissioner on the ippr Commission on National Security in the 21st Century. She has been a specialist advisor to the Joint Committee on Human Rights, carrying out a review of their working practices.
"Francesca was formally a senior research fellow at King's College Law School, where she worked on the model for incorporating the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law as reflected in the Human Rights Act. She was a member of the Home Office's Human Rights Task and is a former director of the Civil Liberties Trust. She was awarded an OBE for services to human rights and civil justice in the 2002 new year's honours list.
"Francesca has been a campaigner for equality and human rights for 25 years. Her first job was at the Anti-Apartheid Movement and she worked for four years as a research officer at the Runnymede Trust.
"Francesca is the author of Values for a Godless Age, published by Penguin in October 2000. She is currently working on its sequel, to be published by Routledge, with a working title How Rights Went Wrong: time for a new Enlightenment?. She writes regularly for legal and political journals and the national press and is a frequent broadcaster."