Rupert Skilbeck

Rupert Skilbeck

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Rupert Skilbeck (@rupertskilbeck) is the Director of REDRESS, an international human rights organization based in London and The Hague that supports victims of torture to bring legal cases to obtain justice and reparation, working with national partners around the world. Previously Rupert was the Litigation Director at the Open Society Justice Initiative, where he oversaw their global human rights litigation. In these roles he has pursued litigation in more than 60 countries and in many groundbreaking cases.

In 2006, he was appointed by the United Nations as the Principal Defender for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He was also the director of Odsjek Krivicne Odbrane, the criminal defense section of the State Court in Sarajevo, and the defense advisor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. From 1995 to 2004 he practiced as a barrister in London.