The radical solicitor Gareth Peirce represents individuals who are or have been the subject of rendition and torture, held in prisons in the UK on the basis of secret evidence, and interned in secret prisons abroad under regimes that continue to practice torture. Her many clients have included the Birmingham Six, Judith Ward, the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, and Moazzam Begg. She lives in London.
"An antidote to the current propaganda."--John Pilger, "New
"The great theme of her book and, arguably, her professional life too [is] that justice dies when the law is co-opted for political purposes."--Stuart Jeffries, "Guardian"
"A timely reminder of the darker side of lawlessness in freedom's name."--Shami Chakrabarti, "Observer, Books of the Year 2010"
"Coruscating"--Alex Wade, "Times"