Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
Jonathan Cooper is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. He is a human rights specialist who represents clients before English and international courts and tribunals and has taken several cases to the European Court of Human Rights.
He has worked with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the UK Ministry of Justice, the UK Home Office, the Turkish military, Sudanese government officials and lawyers in Syria, Cameroon, Gambia, Albania and Lithuania.
Jonathan devised and wrote the human rights and terrorism programme and manual for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He has carried out counter-terrorism and human rights training programmes across Central Asia, as well as the Balkans.
Jonathan is the editor of the European Human Rights Law Review. He was the chair of the Executive Committee of the Human Rights Lawyers' Association (HRLA). In 2007, Jonathan was awarded an OBE for services to human rights.