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‘Representing the Executed’ with Clive Stafford Smith

The Law School and Exeter Law Projects (ELP) are delighted to invite staff and students to the next event in our new “Law in Person” programme, given by Clive Stafford Smith OBE, the founder and director of the UK legal action charity Reprieve ( is a human rights lawyer specializing in civil rights and death penalty work. He has represented over 300 prisoners facing the death penalty. While only taking the cases of those who could not afford lawyers, he has prevented the death penalty in all but six cases (a 98% ‘success’ rate). He has also represented prisoners held at the US military base at Guantánamo Bay and has secured the release of 69 prisoners to date. Alongside other awards, in he has received an OBE for humanitarian services, the Gandhi International Peace Award, and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Award. Clive was ranked 6th on the list of Britain’s Most Powerful Lawyers in 2009.

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XFI Henderson Lecture Theatre