Co-director of the GJG
Adam Stapleton is a criminal justice adviser. He is a Fellow of the Human Rights Centre at Essex University (UK); Adjunct Professor of Law at the Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, USA (2014/15) and senior Justice adviser to the UK government’s Stabilisation Unit. He practised as a criminal barrister in London (1985-1993) and served as a human rights officer with UN missions in Cambodia, South Africa and Rwanda. From a base in Malawi he worked as an independent adviser to Penal Reform International (1995-2007) and consulted for a number of governments in the development and evaluation of criminal justice programmes including in post-conflict countries in over 20 African countries, in the Balkans and South Asia. He has published widely on justice and penal reform issues.