The Lord Judd is a Labour Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 1991. He previously sat in the House of Commons as MP for Portsmouth North and Portsmouth West.
Lord Judd was a junior minister for the Royal Navy (1974–1976), Minister for Overseas Development (1976–1977), and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1977 to 1979. Director of Oxfam (1985–91), Judd was made a life peer on 10 June 1991 with the title Baron Judd, of Portsea in the County of Hampshire. In the Lords he is a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
Lord Judd was member of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly from 1970 to 1973 and again from 1997 to 2005, where he became rapporteur on Chechnya and visited Grozny several times.