Annabel Webb


Annabel Webb, BA MA (UBC), MSt (Oxon), is a Canadian human rights practitioner who has worked for more than two decades to promote the rights of women and girls across a broad spectrum of social, economic, and environmental justice issues. Annabel served as the 2009 Social Justice visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia Law School. She holds degrees in psychology from the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Studies (awarded with distinction) in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford. She is the Director of Human Rights and Climate Change at Just Planet, an international human rights organization founded by graduates and supported by faculty of the International Human Rights Law program at the University of Oxford. She is also the President and Co-Founder of Justice for Girls, a Canadian NGO that promotes the rights of Canadian girls who live in poverty. Annabel initiated the first ever Human Rights Watch investigation in Canada, which documented abusive policing and failures in protection of indigenous women and girls in Canada. Annabel’s current research and advocacy focuses on States’ obligations to protect children and future generations against the ecological and human rights impacts of climate change. Her work pays particular attention to the disproportionate impacts on girls, indigenous children, and children marginalized by poverty and discrimination. Annabel’s research and practice contributes to the development of a robust and enforceable international legal structure to prevent catastrophic climate destabilization.