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Friday, 15 October 2021 - 1.00pm
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Online webinar

Lecture summary: 20 years after the events of 9/11 and as we assess the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban fundamental questions about the scope, success and future of counter-terrorism need to be asked and answered.  What have the last 20 years of a global architecture of counter-terrorism delivered, what have been the costs, and how can those costs help us better understand the recent events in Afghanistan.  This lecture will trace the evolution of counter-terrorism over the past 20 years, with a particular focus on the rule of law and human rights costs of global counter-terrorism practice and reflect on what may happen next.

Further information: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Terrorism/Pages/SRTerrorismIndex.aspx; https://www.justsecurity.org/author/niaolainfionnuala/; https://www.law.umn.edu/profiles/fionnuala-ni-aolain

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin is concurrently Regents Professor and Robina Professor of Law, Public Policy and Society at the University of Minnesota Law School and Professor of Law at the Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  She has previously taught or held visiting positions at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Princeton University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor Ní Aoláin is the recipient of numerous academic awards and honors including the Leverhulme Fellowship, British Academy Awards, Fulbright scholarship, the Alon Prize, the Robert Schumann Scholarship, a European Commission award, and the Lawlor fellowship. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Irish Academy.  She has published extensively in the fields of emergency powers, counter-terrorism and human rights, conflict regulation, transitional justice and sex based violence in times of war. Her book Law in Times of Crisis (CUP 2006) was awarded the American Society of International Law’s preeminent prize in 2007 - the Certificate of Merit for creative scholarship and her published work has been extensively recognized for its path-breaking contributions and its rigor. Professor Ní Aoláin is currently the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism (2017-), and was re-elected for a second term in August 2020.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism 
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Terrorism/Pages/SRTerrorismIndex.aspx
 

Chaired by: Dr Sandesh Sivakumaran

 

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The Centre Friday lecture series is kindly supported by Cambridge University Press

 

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