Lord Janner of Braunstone Q.C.
From 1970 to 1997 Greville Janner was a Labour member of the House of Commons. He was an active parliamentarian, both in his Leicester constituency and in the Commons, where he was Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Employment from 1994 to 1996. For twenty-seven years he combined constant and energetic service to his constituents with national and especially anti-racist issues. In 1996 Janner was appointed a Labour Peer, becoming Lord Janner of Braunstone QC.
Lord Janner is also devoted to his charity work, helping to set up and supporting a number of charities, especially in the Jewish community. He co-founded the Holocaust Educational Trust in 1988, which aims to educate young people about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learned from it. He also co-founded the Coexistence Trust which encourages Muslim and Jewish students to work together for better on-campus relations. Lord Janner is also Founder and President of The Commonwealth Jewish Council (CJC), and President of The Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX). He is also President of Reach, which focuses on providing charities with volunteers who possess the skills the charity needs to be successful. As part of his role in the JCLG, Lord Janner is spearheading efforts to secure approval from the IOC for a minute’s silence for the Munich 11 victims at the London 2012 Games.
You can find out more about Lord Janner and his work on his website.