Jodie Blackstock is Director of Criminal Justice and a barrister.
Her position involves brie ng on proposed domestic and EU legislation in the criminal justice sphere, conducting research into the e ectiveness of criminal justice procedures, promoting law reform, and intervening in cases in the public interest.
Recent joint projects include the European Commission funded, European arrest warrants: ensuring an e ective defence and Inside Police Custody: An Empirical Study of Suspects’ Rights in Four Jurisdictions.
Her case interventions have included appeals to the UK Supreme Court in relation to the right of access to a lawyer (2010), the rights of children of extraditees in preventing extradition (2012) and the right to post-conviction disclosure (2014). She regularly contributes to seminars and training programmes on criminal and human rights legal developments, in the UK, Europe and internationally.