Robert Brown is a criminal litigator and advocate with 30 years experience in criminal justice. Much of his international work has been done in Russia, including projects on juvenile justice reforms, exchanges of best practice and training for criminal defence lawyers. He has been part of an international team of experts developing training guidance for lawyers and police officers across Europe. He has also worked on law reform programmes in Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, East Africa, China and Syria. Robert is Vice Chairman of the British Russian Law Association, President of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences, a past President of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association, and a member of the Times Law Panel.
Keith Davies is Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, Kingston University, UK and currently leads the BA in Social Work programme. He has extensive experience as a probation officer and also as a Senior Lecturer in criminal justice in higher education. He has worked as a trainer for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons in the UK and has led training courses for prison staff. He has worked on a number of occasions as a trainer of criminal justice practitioners in the Russian Federation. Keith has published on criminal justice matters and is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Probation. He has edited two books published in 2015, the first on the Troubled Families Initiative and the second on Skills for Social Work Practice.
Andrew Bernhardt worked as a Probation Officer for 22 years specialising in risk assessment and the management of high-risk offenders. He has worked with prisoners and staff in over 60 prisons. His international work includes training of Criminal Justice staff in Russia, Georgia, Albania and, currently, Armenia. He has helped devise the syllabus for Masters courses on Social Work with offenders in Georgia and Albania and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire.
Martha is currently responsible for the strategic direction and future design of the criminal courts in England & Wales working with the senior judiciary and criminal jutsice agencies. Martha has over 20 years experience working in prisons, the Parole Board and the criminal courts in England & Wales, transforming services through operational and strategic leadership. She has provided training and consultancy in relation to public protection, service improvement and selection and training of the judiciary in the UK and internationally.
Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC
Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC FKC (27 March 1926 – 19 September 2018) was one of the founding trustees of CWI and supported our work from the very beginning and to the last day of his outstanding life.
Sir Louis was a retired barrister who practised in public and administrative law in the UK and international courts for over 50 years. He was an active campaigner and advocate for Human Rights, including chairing the Howard League for Penal Reform and the National Campaign for the Abolition of the Death Penalty.
Citizens’ Watch International
Citizens’ Watch International is a UK registered charity dedicated to promoting access to justice where human rights are at risk, particularly in Russia and the former Soviet Bloc countries.