Reprieve is a UK charity founded in 1999 by Clive Stafford Smith. Reprieve uses strategic interventions to end the use of the death penalty globally, and secret prisons and state-sanctioned assassinations in the context of the so-called "war on terror".
We work for the most disenfranchised people in society, as it is in their cases that human rights are most swiftly jettisoned and the rule of law is cast aside. Thus, we promote and protect the rights of those facing the death penalty and those who are the victims of extreme human rights abuses committed in the context of the so-called "war on terror" (WOT), with a focus on secret prisons and state-sanctioned assassinations.
The Stop Lethal Injection Project at the Lethal Injection Information Center at Reprieve engages in investigation, CSR advocacy, strategic litigation, and public education focused around preventing the misuse of medicines in lethal injection executions and exposing the myth of the humane execution.
The SLIP Officer will support the Director and SLIP Project Lead on activity across all four areas of the project:
Investigation & Analysis: Investigating current and future lethal injection drug execution methods, including choice of drugs, method of administration, and source and supply chain of drugs.
Strategic litigation: Supporting strategic litigation around lethal injection drug issues, including factual investigation, legal research and analysis, development of legal theories for advocacy and litigation, and collaborating with and/or developing relationships with capital defense attorneys and experts in the medical and scientific fields;
Engagement with Private Sector Partners: Engaging with and advising private sector partners in the pharmaceutical industry and wider healthcare sector, including relevant stakeholders and investors; providing advice and support in their efforts to prevent the diversion of drugs to death rows;
Advocacy and Public Information: Establishing, maintaining and developing relationships with stakeholders who may help advance Reprieve’s death penalty work on a state and national level, communicating the risks of misuse of medicines in executions to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders, preparing reports, memos, and op-eds as needed;
The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences and stakeholders and translate technical, legal, and scientific issues into lay terms; will have strong research and drafting skills; and will be fully committed to Reprieve’s position on the death penalty.
The position may involve work performed outside of normal office hours.
For more information on how to apply and full Job Description/Person Specification, please visit our website.