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.


Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London

Sadiq Khan is the current Mayor of London and the first Muslim to hold the position. Born and raised in London, his parents came to the UK from Pakistan in the 1960s. He has been a human rights lawyer, defending people who were discriminated against. In his political career he was elected a Member of Parliament, and worked a variety of positions including Minister for Community Cohesion and Minister of Transport. He was elected Mayor of London in May 2016.

  • 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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