Ousman Noor

September 21, 2020

The Government Relations Manager for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is Ousman Noor, based in Geneva, Switzerland. In his role, he liaises with diplomats, UN officials, representatives from international institutions and civil society activists to build greater policy coherence for an international ban treaty.

Ousman is a trained lawyer who previously worked for the Centre Suisse pour la Défense des Droits des Migrants in Geneva defending the rights of migrants. Before moving to Switzerland, Ousman served as a Barrister in the United Kingdom, where he spent a decade representing individuals in over 1,000 cases concerning human rights, refugees, trafficking, modern slavery, torture, deportation and humanitarian protection. He was the Director of the Habeas Corpus Project, a law center challenging unlawful detention.

Ousman has a law degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, where he served as a senior teaching fellow. He also has a master’s degree in social anthropology from Linacre College at the University of Oxford.