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"Secret Justice: Safeguarding Security without Undermining Justice" Martin Chamberlain, QC Brick Court Chambers

Start/End Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:10 PM EDT -- 01:10 PM EDT
Location Name Jerome Greene Hall Room 102A

This session will explore the United Kingdom’s recent experience in adjudicating drone strikes and other counter-terrorism cases and in reforming the handling of classified information in the UK courts, and the impact on British national security law and in the counterterrorism relationship with the United States. Martin Chamberlain is a British barrister specializing in public law and human rights. Alongside his other work, he has over 10 years' experience as a Special Advocate representing those accused of terrorism in civil proceedings challenging deportation, control orders and sanctions. He had also served as counsel to the UK's Investigatory Powers Tribunal. Mr. Chamberlain has written and given evidence to the UK Parliament on the shortcomings of closed proceedings to examine classified information, and was a leading opponent of the Justice and Security Act, which makes those procedures available in ordinary civil courts in the UK. He will discuss what lessons can be learned by other systems - including those in the US - from the UK experience. Contact the Human Rights Institute with any questions.