Remembering former Trustee Jonathan Cooper

We are shocked and saddened by the unexpected death of our former Trustee Jonathan Cooper.

Jonathan served a six-year term as a Trustee of SRT from 2012 until 2018, and was an energetic and passionate presence on the Board. We remember him for his humour and brilliance, his tireless championing of human rights and the rule of law both in the UK and abroad, and for his commitment to LGBTI rights in particular.

He supported diverse organisations through our trustee small grant scheme, including LGBTI activism, support to former prison inmates, and training opportunities for young human rights lawyers. Jonathan’s eclectic interests and knowledge, his commitment to human rights, and his empathy for victims of human rights abuses made him a much-loved colleague, who will be very much missed.

We send our deepest condolences to his husband Kevin and his family.

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