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Rebecca Shaeffer

LEGAL DIRECTOR (AMERICAS)

Pronouns: she/her

As Legal Director for the Americas, Rebecca synthesises and translates learning from European and global justice movements to support reform efforts in the USA and Latin America, and leads advocacy in the USA. She is the lead author of recent reports on comparative practice in pre-trial detention decision making, global plea bargaining, and access to a lawyer in police custody. She sits on the Steering Committee for an International Protocol on Non-Coercive Investigative Interviewing, led by former UN Special Rapporteur Juan Mendez, and on the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s plea bargaining task force.

You can find Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccashaeffe

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