Human Rights Champions

Our human rights champions lend their voices and support to the Stand Up campaign. They all share a commitment to speaking out and standing up for the human rights of others. Let their stories inspire and move you to act.


Anastasia Crickley

Human rights advocate, Ireland

Anastasia Crickley is currently the chairperson of the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and was the first woman chairperson of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia. Building on her work with Irish emigrants, she founded the Migrants Rights Centre in Ireland and is currently the chair of Community Work Ireland, a national association for promoting community development in the country. Ms. Crickley is a champion of human rights in her everyday life: while involving herself in international human rights organisations, she continues to stay grounded through continually sharing her expertise in supporting and leading local civil society efforts.

Anastasia Crickley
  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

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