As Legal Director, Cori Crider manages all aspects of Reprieve's secret prisons litigation and continues to act for our clients in Guantánamo Bay.
Cori joined Reprieve in 2006, supported by a human rights fellowship from Harvard Law School. From 2007-2009, she served as a Guantánamo Staff Attorney, becoming Legal Director in November 2009.
She now supervises all of Reprieve’s casework on Guantánamo, Bagram, and other secret prisons. She directs our pursuit of accountability for abuses in the 'war on terror', and our quest to bring the rule of law to prisoners in other secret sites. She also keeps her hand in with the habeas cases, as well as resettlement work for Guantánamo’s asylum seekers—prisoners who face torture or execution if repatriated to their home countries.
Cori graduated from Harvard with a J.D. in June 2006. During law school, she monitored U.N. human rights bodies in Geneva; investigated and reported on dams that harmed indigenous groups in Cambodia; and helped sue corporations for exploitative and abusive practices in Nigeria and South Africa. She holds a B.A. from the University of Texas – Austin in History and Plan II.