Louise Christian

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Louise Christian (born 22 May 1952, Oxford) is a British human rights lawyer.[1] She is a frequent contributor to The Guardian.[2] She is the author or co-author of several books. She is the daughter of Jack and Maureen Christian.

Christian has fought on behalf of detainees at the controversial American Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.[3][4] Christian's firm, Christian Khan, co-founded with Sadiq Khan, now a Labour MP, has participated in wrongful death inquests, and has been involved in litigation into drug regulation.

Christian has been prominent in left-wing politics, standing as a Socialist Alliance candidate in the 2001 election. Louise Christian has long been associated with human rights' pressure group Liberty and was the Chair from July 2007 until October 2009.

Publications[edit]

  • Louise Christian (2009-11-24). "Louise Christian: latest". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2010-01-25. 
  • Louise Christian, Joanna Glynn (1995). The law: freedom of expression and human rights advocacy in Turkey. KHRP. 
  • Leslie Thomas (barrister.), Danny Friedman, Louise Christian (2002). Inquests: a practitioner's guide. Legal Action Group. ISBN 978-0-905099-97-2. 
  • Louise Christian (1983). Policing by coercion: the Police and Criminal Evidence Bill. Greater London Council. Police Committee Support Unit. 
  • Louise Christian, Joanna Glynn, Philip Kirkpatrick (1995). The European Convention under attack: the threat to lawyers in Turkey and ... International Bar Association. ISBN 978-1-85328-313-0. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louise Christian (2009-11-24). "Will Miliband address torture evidence?". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2010-01-25. 
  2. ^ Louise Christian (2009-11-24). "Louise Christian: latest". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2010-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Campaigning solicitor Louise Christian receives top accolade". Archived from the original on 2010-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Human right lawyer award for Louise Christian". Archived from the original on 2010-01-25.