Chief Executive, Human Dignity Trust
Jonathan Cooper Chief Executive of the Human Dignity Trust. 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.
Previously, Jonathan was the Legal director of Liberty and the Deputy Director of JUSTICE. He is the editor of the European Human Rights Law Review. He advises the Bingham Centre on the Rule of Law on education and training. From 2005 to 2011 he was the chair of the Executive Committee of the Human Rights Lawyers' Association (HRLA). He sits on The Times Law Panel. Jonathan is a member of Doughty Street Chambers. In 2007, Jonathan was awarded an OBE for services to human rights.