The object of the Hans Albrecht Foundation is to advance and promote human rights in the UK, as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent United Nation Conventions and Declarations. We are particularly devoted to the advancement of human rights in relation to: children, equalities, disability, children who are refugees and/or fleeing conflict and freedom from persecution on the grounds of race, ethnicity and faith.
We want to contribute to this cause by raising awareness of human rights through facilitating debate and discussion of this subject. We believe that raising awareness and promoting public support for human rights is key to helping the victims of human rights abuses. Alongside this key aim is to promote respect for human rights by both individuals and organisations.
In order to achieve these aims we have set up the Hans Albrecht Foundation Lecture Series as an attempt to educate and raise awareness of human rights and childrens issues across the globe. Our lecture will be given by an eminent practitioner in the field of human rights and/or childrens issues.
Past lecturers have included notable contributors in the field of refugee studies, human rights and autism. Please see our Events tab for the details of our next lecture.
In addition to this we have established the Hans Albrecht Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Rights. This is an award to honour an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the field of human rights.
Alan currently holds non-executive director positions for several health and care organisations. Alan first met Hans in 1990 while living on the same road in Brighton, he remained a close friend of Hans for many years.
Erik is an Emeritus Professor at the Science Policy Research Unit at Sussex University. He is one of the UK's leading independent scholars of food safety policy. Erik first met Hans in 1990, living around the corner and maintained a close friendship with Hans ever since.
Dr Barbara Warnock is Senior Curator and Head of Education at The Wiener Holocaust Library. She holds a PhD in Austrian history from Birkbeck College, University of London. She was for many years a history teacher and A-Level examiner.
Eleanor is a researcher and communications expert with a decade of experience in human rights and social justice campaigning. She is Communications lead at the Right to Education Initiative, and recently completed an MSc in International Migration and Public Policy at the LSE.
Bella Sankey is a trained lawyer and human rights campaigner. She is currently Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council. Prior to that she ran a national charity supporting the rights of asylum seekers held in immigration detention. She has led campaigns to criminalise modern-day slavery and to safeguard the Human Rights Act from repeal. She is a mixed-heritage Brightonian and lives in the City with her husband and two children.