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UN Counter-Terrorism Expert Launches Inquiry into the Civilian Impact of Drones and Other Forms of Targeted Killing
LONDON (24 January 2012) - UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson QC will be formally launching an Inquiry into the civilian impact of the use of drones and other forms of targeted killing, focusing on the applicable legal framework, a critical examination of the factual evidence concerning civilian casualties, with a view to making recommendations to the UN General Assembly concerning the duty of States to conduct effective independent and impartial investigations into the lawfulness and proportionality of such attacks.
The Inquiry will be publicly launched at a press conference this Thursday, 24 January 2013, to be held at Matrix Chambers, Griffin Building, Grays Inn, London WC1R 5LN. The Special Rapporteur will make a statement setting out the aims and objectives of the Inquiry, its modalities and time-frame.
He will also announce the names of the experts and other personnel who are to be involved in the Inquiry.
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- Call for Papers -- Freedom of Speech and Higher Education: The Case of the Academic Boycott of Israel Apr 28 2017
- Multi-Campus Event: Three UC Schools Observe the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War (28 April) Apr 27 2017
- GCHR Report: Oman - Internal Security Service Continues Systematic Targeting of Human Rights Defenders and Internet Activists Apr 26 2017
- Berkeley Event--6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time (28 April 2017) Apr 25 2017
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