Clive Stafford Smith

Founder and director of human rights organization Reprieve

Clive Stafford Smith is a US lawyer and the founder of human rights organization Reprieve. Clive oversees Reprieve's casework programme, as well as the direct representation of prisoners in Guantánamo Bay and on death row. Clive spent 20 years representing some of the poorest prisoners in the US. In 2001, he joined two other lawyers to sue for access to the detainees at Guantánamo. To date, Clive has helped secure the release of 78 'Gitmo' prisoners, and he still acts today for men held at the prison. He also assists victims of US drone strikes in countries like Yemen, where the US is not at war.