Chambers is delighted to announce that Soraya Bauwens has been appointed as acting Deputy Director of Reprieve.

Reprieve is a legal action NGO comprised of lawyers, investigators and campaigners fighting for victims of grave human rights abuses at the hands of powerful governments, facing execution or  victimised by states’ abusive counter-terror policies – rendition, torture, extrajudicial imprisonment and extrajudicial killing.  Soraya will oversee the organisation’s regional death penalty work, bringing her established expertise in capital defence and international law to the role.

Soraya practices in crime, international human rights and international criminal law, with a focus on representing victims of egregious human rights abuses. Soraya will remain a member of 1MCB Chambers on sabbatical during the course of her appointment.