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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni is a crossbench peer; appointed in 2010 her parliamentary work has a special focus on disabled people’s rights, welfare, access to justice, youth development and sports. She is well known for her success as a Paralympic athlete, winning 16 medals in 5 Paralympic Games. Retiring from competition in 2007, Tanni still plays an active role in the sports field through administration, commentary, and charitable activities.

“I became a trustee of the British Institute of Human Rights because I was already working on welfare reform, benefit reform, legal aid, disability rights; and for me human rights, and the work of BIHR, was that piece of the jigsaw that pulled everything together.”

You can watch Baroness Grey-Thompson talk at our 2020 Human Rights reception, highlighting the importance of people in human rights work discussing BIHR’s work and the governmental review of the Human Rights Act.

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