Ousman Noor is a Barrister with extensive experience in representing individuals in immigration detention, making bail applications in Immigration Tribunals on their behalf. This experience led to a strong conviction that immigration detention was often performed unlawfully with insufficient transparency or accountability to the rule of law.
In 2014 he set up The Habeas Corpus Project, a non-profit organisation that provides pro-bono legal representation in challenging unlawful detention of individuals in the UK.
Ousman’s office is based next door to Arts Catalyst’s Centre on Cromer Street in Kings Cross. He is part of the curatorial advisory group for Everyday Urbanism: Architecture as Social Process alongside Arts Catalyst, Territorial Agency, curator Claire Louise Staunton (Flat Time House/MK Gallery) and Susan Schuppli, Deputy Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London.