Angela Patrick – Director of Human Rights Policy

Angela Patrick is a qualified barrister, educated at Durham and Cambridge Universities.

Before joining JUSTICE, from 2006 - 2011, she was assistant legal adviser to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights. In this role, she was responsible for advising on a broad range of human rights issues, from the compatibility of the treatment of detainees by UK armed forces with the UN Convention against Torture to respecting the right to privacy in the operation of the national DNA database.  

Following pupillage at Matrix, Angela practised at Hailsham Chambers. She has held academic posts as a visiting fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and as a part-time lecturer at University College London. She acts as an expert trainer for the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute, training parliamentarians and parliamentary staff in emerging democracies on parliamentary engagement with international human rights standards and the rule of law.

Angela has published and lectured widely and is a contributing author to Sweet and Maxwell's Human Rights Practice.