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"National Security and European Human Rights Law."

Start/End Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:10 PM EST -- 01:10 PM EST
Location Name Jerome Green Hall Room 103

To what extent can, and should, courts exercise meaningful control over internal security agencies? Iain Cameron will focus on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights on national security issues, including extraterritorial human rights abuses, as well as the recent standard-setting in the field by the Council of Europe advisory body in constitutional issues, the Venice Commission. Iain Cameron is a professor in public international law at Uppsala University. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of international and constitutional law. He has specialized particularly in issues relating to security, intelligence and human rights. In 2005 he was appointed by the Swedish government to the Council of Europe advisory body on constitutional and international law issues, the Commission on Democracy through Law (Venice Commission).

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