Jonathan is a human rights specialist who represents clients before English and international courts and tribunals and has taken several cases to the European Court of Human Rights. He has been instrumental in training public authorities and lawyers in the UK on the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 and was responsible for devising and carrying out human rights training for various government departments, including the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). He has also advised the MoJ and the Home Office on aspects of UK government human rights policy.
Jonathan is the course convener for the highly acclaimed Certificate in International Human Rights Law and Practice organised by the LSE, and is the chair of the Executive Committee of the Human Rights Lawyers’ Association (HRLA). In 2007, Jonathan was awarded an OBE for services to human rights.
"What makes these sessions much more stimulating than most seminars is the sharp, often challenging contributions from the audience so that you have a real debate, not just a platform presentation."
Richard Donkin, independent journalist and author