The Head of Syria and Iraq Detention Project is responsible for overseeing Reprieve’s work on detention cases in North East Syria (NES) and Iraq.
There are currently thousands of people indefinitely detained in camps in North East Syria, in conditions the UN has described as “deplorable and inhumane”. Others have been transferred to Iraq or Assad-controlled Syria, where they have faced torture and the death penalty without anything resembling due process.
Reprieve’s Syria and Iraq Projects aim to ensure that individuals detained in Syria and Iraq are treated in line with international law, and not subjected to the death penalty, extrajudicial execution, arbitrary detention, torture or rendition. We also aim to challenge and change flawed ‘war on terror’ narratives and legal and political frameworks – including in the UK, Europe and the US – that engender state-sanctioned discrimination and abuse and undermine the rule of law and human rights.
You will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies using a dynamic approach in which each of Reprieve’s methodologies—casework, investigation, litigation, political and public engagement, outreach and support for affected communities—connect with one another in pursuit of saving clients’ lives and addressing structural rights violations. You are an experienced campaigner and advocate, with significant legal, casework or litigation experience and strong writing skills. You have demonstrated experience leading teams and managing a complex portfolio of cases.
For full details and information on how to apply please see the job description.
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