Jennifer Gibson, a US lawyer, leads Reprieve’s drones work in Pakistan. Jennifer has testified about her work before both the US Congress and British Parliamentarians. In 2012, she led a delegation of Pakistani drone victims to the US, where for the first time US Congressmen and women heard testimony from those directly affected by drones.
In the UK, Jennifer works closely with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Drones to affect UK policy on armed drones. She also serves as a commissioner on the University of Birmingham’s Policy Commission on the Security Impacts of Drones, chaired by Sir David Ormand. The Commission is expected to publish its findings in Autumn 2014.
Prior to joining Reprieve, Jennifer was at Stanford University, where she co-authored, Living Under Drones – one of the most comprehensive accounts of the impact of drones in Pakistan to date.
Jennifer also has extensive experience in children’s rights, rule of law and development in sub-Saharan Africa. She has worked for a number of nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations, including Save the Children UK, where she lead researcher on the design of a multi-million dollar evaluation of social transfer systems on children in Africa. She has worked on human rights litigation in both domestic and international courts, including at 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 held a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.