Adriana Edmeades Jones, Human Rights Center

Adriana Edmeades Jones

Adriana Edmeades Jones is a human rights lawyer with ten years’ experience in international NGOs and as a litigator, chiefly in the fields of national security and human rights. Most recently, Jones has consulted for the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, for the UN Office of Counter Terrorism, the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the Security Council, and leading European NGOs. Prior to this, she was Legal Director of the NGO Rights and Security International and a lawyer at Privacy International. 

She commenced her legal career in a leading public international law firm in London, responsible for litigation before the appellate courts in the UK and the European Court of Human Rights. Jones has worked on a wide range of matters relating to national security and human rights, such as the legacy of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the trade in arms to Saudi Arabia for use in the Yemen conflict, the repatriation of women and children held in camps in North East Syria since the fall of ISIS, the conduct of the British military in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and unlawful State surveillance of dissidents in Uganda and Bahrain. 
She holds an LL.M. from Yale Law School and a B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours.