Markus Löning

Markus Löning is a former Chair of Liberal International’s Human Rights Committee. From 2010 to 2013 he served as Germany’s Human Rights Commissioner and between 2002 and 2009 he was a member of the Bundestag. During this time, Loening positioned foreign policy, civil rights and human development at the core of his political agenda and work. After leaving politics, Loening has continued to act as a leader of national and international political and non-profit human rights organizations. He was Chair of Liberal International’s Human Rights Committee, which brings together members of parliament and human rights activists from Asia, Africa, the Americas

Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Iranian-born Canadian human rights advocate and co-founder of Stop Child Executions

Ali Al Ahmed

Saudi scholar, writer, public speaker and expert on Saudi political affairs

Waad al-Kateab

Syrian refugee and award-winning documentary filmmaker on the conflict in Syria

Abdalaziz Alhamza

Award-winning Syrian journalist, co-founder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

Nimco Ali

Award-winning women’s rights activist and campaigner against FGM

Masih Alinejad

Award-winning Iranian freelance journalist and creator of ‘My Stealthy Freedom’ project encouraging women to post photos without headscarves

Luis Almagro

Secretary General of the Organization of American States, former Foreign Minister of Uruguay

Diego Arria

Former Venezuelan Ambassador to the UN and President of the Security Council