Kat Craig


Kat (Katherine) Craig joined Reprieve in 2012 as Legal Director of the Abuses in Counter-Terrorism (ACT) team which investigates, and seeks to combat human rights abuses arising out of the ‘war on terror’.

Kat is responsible for legal cases arising out of the team’s investigations pursued in the UK and abroad. Her caseload encompasses both public and private law challenges against the UK government and agents of the state.

Prior to joining Reprieve, Kat worked at human rights firm Christian Khan in the Actions against the Police and Public Law departments. During her time at Christian Khan, she represented a number of British former Guantánamo Bay detainees as well as families of those who died in custody in the UK and abroad. Her caseload encompassed multiple reported cases, most notably Austin v the United Kingdom heard before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. During her time at Christian Khan, Kat received numerous prestigious awards. She was highly commended as Junior Lawyer of the Year by the Law Society in 2008 and was named Young Solicitor of the Year in 2010. She has been ranked in the two most respected independent guides in the legal profession.

In 2012 Kat co-authored “The Protest Handbook”, published by Bloomsbury Press. She is the Vice-Chair of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, in which capacity she was invited to Tunisia to advise on the reconciliation process of political prisoners following the Tunisian Revolution. She has also travelled to Colombia, Palestine, Yemen and Dubai on human rights work. Kat speaks fluent Dutch, good French and German and basic Spanish, and holds a degree in Social Anthropology and Development Studies as well as a Postgraduate degree in Law.