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A legal reckoning for the war on terror

Helen Duffy Leiden University
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 12:57

Helen Duffy, professor of human rights and humanitarian law at Leiden University, and director of Human Rights in Practice, uses case studies, especially of litigation she has worked on, to illustrate the challenges and impact of 'strategic human rights litigation' - a growing area where lawyers increasingly use courts and other bodies to protect human rights of individuals by holding states to account. One of her cases recently made the news when alleged high level Al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah won against Lithuania in the European Court of Human Rights over torture he experienced as part of the CIA's rendition programme in the 'war on terror'.

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Dorit Beinisch: first woman to be named president of the Israeli Supreme Court

Dorit Beinisch, President of the Israeli Supreme Court
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 11:25

In 2006, Dorit Beinisch became the first woman to be named as president of the Israeli Supreme Court. Beinisch has ruled in numerous cases relating to human rights, minority rights, terrorism and national security.

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13 years on, where are we in the fight against terrorism?

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 16:06

On September 11, 2001, two planes slammed into the Twin Towers in New York, killing over 2600 people.

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