Clive Stafford Smith is legal director of the charity Reprieve and has spent more than 20 years representing prisoners on Death Row in the United States. More recently he has represented many of the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.

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Human Rights
07 June 2007
The anointed prime minister, Gordon Brown, has suggested that Britain should have a written constitution that would...
UK Politics
07 June 2007
In Courage: Eight Portraits, Gordon Brown gives a nod to Profiles in Courage, the 1956 history of eight American...
Human Rights
23 April 2007
Amir Yakoub Mohammed Al Amir Mahmoud is from Sudan and is a prisoner in Guantanamo Bay. For him, extraordinary...
Human Rights
12 March 2007
Howard Neal is on death row in Mississippi. He has been there for more than a quarter of a century. He was sentenced to...
Human Rights
05 February 2007
Several weeks ago, on a visit to Guantanamo Bay, I was preparing for a meeting with Jamil el-Banna, a prisoner there. I...
International Politics
18 December 2006
Despite various bright moments in the past year, the cause of human rights continued to be undercut by the very...
Law
04 December 2006
Willie Manning begins his 15th year facing execution in Mississippi on 11 December. It is a platitude to suggest that...
Politics
06 November 2006
Vice-President Dick Cheney said just recently that the US should use water-boarding (holding a prisoner's head under...
Politics
09 October 2006
World leaders should take their cue from Pakistan's self-appointed president, General Pervez Musharraf, and publish...
Human Rights
11 September 2006
Mirza Tahir Hussain is scheduled to be executed in Pakistan in early October. Tahir is from Leeds, where he served with...
Politics
21 August 2006
Where the US leads, the Blair government follows. Gerry Sutcliffe, a Home Office minister, was sent to the US recently...
Human Rights
10 July 2006
The US Supreme Court put in a good word for democracy and the rule of law on 29 June, ruling in the Hamdan case that...
Politics
12 June 2006
I write this from Guantanamo Bay. Today, I saw my client Sami al-Hajj, a cameraman for al-Jazeera who has been locked...
Human Rights
27 February 2006
When Michael Winterbottom's Road to Guantanamo won a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival on 19 February, Rizwan...
Politics
21 November 2005
The 12-seater Air Sunshine plane sets down at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base just as the sun descends behind the hangar...

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