Jennifer Gibson

Project Lead - Extrajudicial Executions
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Jennifer, a US lawyer, leads the organisation’s extrajudicial executions team, including its work on drones and kill lists.

 She works closely with victims of states’ abusive counter-terrorism policies, investigating their cases and trying to help them get accountability. As part of her work, she has carried out investigations into drone strikes and other uses of lethal force in places like Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Kenya. She has also been involved in litigation before both domestic and international courts, including in the US, UK, Germany and before the International Criminal Court. 

 Jennifer regularly appears in the media and has testified about her work before the British Parliament, the European Parliament and the US Congress. She has authored several reports on US and European drone use, and served as a Commissioner on the University of Birmingham’s Policy Commission on the Security Impacts of Drones, chaired by the former head of GCHQ, Sir David Omand. 

 Prior to joining Reprieve, Jennifer worked for a number of nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations, including Save the Children UK, where she led the design of a multi-million dollar evaluation of social transfer systems on children in Africa, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague, where she worked on the trial of Former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Jennifer holds a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School, and a MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar.