Massoud Shadjareh is a human rights campaigner, who began his activism on campus at UCAL Berkley. He came to the UK in 1971 and has worked in the voluntary sector for few years.
In 1997 he helped to set up the Islamic Human Rights Commission with a group of other Islamic activists working on different international and national projects. IHRC is a campaign, research and advocacy organization based in London, UK. Mr Shadjareh currently chairs person of IHRC. He currently sits on the Home Office Stop and Search Review community panel, which is addressing the disproportionality of stops against minorities. The New Crusade and Whose Rights Are They Anyway?, published by the British Council. Mr Shadjareh has completed postgraduate studies in Cambridge and London in International Relations. He lives in London with his wife and four children.
The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is a non-profit organization. Its stated mission is to, "... work with different organizations from Muslim and non-Muslim backgrounds, to campaign for justice for all peoples regardless of their racial, confessional or political background.". The group is based in London and was established in 1997. The organization, since 2007, has consultative status with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.