Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer, a US lawyer, heads the organization’s drones and kill list projects.Jen Photo

Jennifer works closely with civilian victims of covert US drone strikes, investigating their cases and trying to help them get accountability, whether through the courts of law or the courts of public opinion.

She has testified about her work before both the British Parliament, the European Parliament and the US Congress. In December 2015 she gave oral evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the British use of drones for targeted killings.

She has also authored several reports on US drone use, including You Never Die Twice: Multiple Kills in the US Drone Programme; the Stanford/NYU report, Living Under Drones, one of the first comprehensive investigations into the impact of the CIA’s covert drone programme in Pakistan; and 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.

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