Adam Wagner, the founder of the UK Human Rights Blog and RightsInfo, is nominated for the Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award.

Adam has been shortlisted for a 2015 Liberty Human Rights Award in recognition of his innovative efforts to bring human rights to life by correcting misinformation and explaining why human rights matter for everyone.

Adam has devoted his time and energy to debunking the myths which have grown up around our Human Rights Act, making the law more accessible to all in the process.

He said: “I am honoured and totally bowled over by being shortlisted. Human rights are under threat in the UK as never before and I also hope that this process brings attention to my new human rights information project, RightsInfo.”

The Liberty Human Rights Awards celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals from all walks of life who have worked tirelessly to protect and promote fundamental freedoms at a time when the post-war human rights consensus faces an unprecedented attack.

The Liberty Human Rights Awards are open to the public and will take place on 7 September at London’s Southbank Centre. They will be hosted by writer, actor and comedian Jo Brand.