Jodie Blackstock is Director of Criminal and EU Justice Policy at the law reform organisation JUSTICE, and a barrister. Her position involves briefing on proposed domestic and EU legislation in the criminal justice sphere, conducting research into the effectiveness of criminal justice procedures, promoting law reform, and intervening in cases in the public interest. She regularly contributes to seminars and training programmes on criminal and human rights legal developments, in the UK, Europe and internationally.
Before joining JUSTICE in January 2009, she practiced from 1 Crown Office Row Chambers. She is also qualified as an attorney-at-law in Trinidad and Tobago, where she has practiced in constitutional and public law matters both in the Caribbean and on appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. She sits on the EU Law Committee of the Bar Council of England and Wales, the executive committee of the Bar Human Rights Committee and is treasurer of the Extradition Lawyers’ Association. She is also a member of the Fair Trials International Legal Experts’ Panel and contributes on behalf of JUSTICE to the Criminal Justice Alliance and Standing Committee for Youth Justice.
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