Clive Stafford Smith on Life & Death
Friday 17 September 6:30-7:30 pm
St Michael's Church Shute EX13 7QR
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Clive is the founder and until recently Director of Reprieve, a charity providing free legal and investigative support to some of the world’s most vulnerable people – to help those facing execution around the world, and those victimised by states’ abusive counter-terror policies, including torture and extrajudicial killing. In 2001, Clive sued for access to the prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. Believing the camp was an affront to democracy and the law, his goal was to close Guantánamo. Clive has helped secure the release of 69 prisoners from the camp, including every British prisoner. A graduate of Columbia Law School in New York, Clive worked as a lawyer with the Southern Center for Human Rights, focusing on death penalty and civil rights cases. He has represented over 300 prisoners facing the death penalty in America, preventing the death penalty in all but six cases. Clive has received an OBE for Humanitarian Services and an International Bar Association’s Human Rights Award. Clive will be speaking about life and death in the American court room and the injustice in the case of a British man Kris Maharaj who has sat on death row in Florida for over 30 years for a crime which he didn't commit.