Louise Christian

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Louise Hilda Christian (born 22 May 1952, Oxford) is a British human rights solicitor.[1] She is the daughter of Jack and Maureen Christian.

Christian has represented detainees at the American Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.[2][3] Her firm, Christian Khan, co-founded with Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has participated in wrongful death inquests, and has been involved in litigation into drug regulation.[citation needed]

Christian has been prominent in left-wing politics, standing as a Socialist Alliance candidate in Hornsey and Wood Green 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. She has contributed to The Guardian and is the author or co-author of several books.[citation needed]


  • 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. 


  1. ^ "Louise Christian contributor page". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  2. ^ January 2010 "Campaigning solicitor Louise Christian receives top accolade" Check |archiveurl= value (help). Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. 
  3. ^ January 2010 "Human right lawyer award for Louise Christian" Check |archiveurl= value (help). Archived from the original on 25 January 2010.