Evading Jurisdiction: responses to the 'War on Terror' - the US and the UK compared

Monday 8 December 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

Part of Human Rights Week 2014, speakers will discuss the patterns and problems emerging from the various responses of the UK and US Governments to counter-terrorism.

Date: Monday 8 December 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ  

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This event is now sold out. If you would like to reserve a space on the waiting list, please respond to rsvp@gclaw.co.uk.

As part of Human Rights Week 2014, we are holding an event on human rights and counter-terrorism. With a panel of experts who work across the legal, policy and academic fields, this seminar aims to update delegates on developments in the law in this area and discuss some of the themes, patterns and problems emerging from the various responses of the UK and US Governments to counter-terrorism.

This event will cover:

  • A comparative analysis of developments in human rights and counter-terrorism in the US and UK
  • Consideration of the responses of the UK and the US to counter-terrorism and, in particular, the phenomenon of measures seeking to evade the court’s scrutiny in the ‘War or Terror’
  • The Government’s further proposals to shift counter-terror measures from crime to civil measures
  • Deprivation of citizenship

What is included?

  • Accredited by the BSB
  • Talks prepared by three experienced human rights practitioners with legal, academic and policy expertise
  • The opportunity to ask questions
  • Refreshments

Who should attend?

Practitioners working in human rights law


Kat Craig is the Legal Director of the Abuses in Counter-Terrorism at Reprieve. Her work is focused around combating human rights abuses arising out of the ‘war on terror’.

Fiona de Londras is a Professor of Law at Durham University. She has particular expertise in terrorism, counter-terrorism, constitutionalism and human rights.

Amanda Weston is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers who practises across the public and administrative law fields. She focuses on civil liberties, unlawful detention and national security measures such as deprivation of citizenship and human rights.

Admission is free. To guarantee a place, please respond to RSVP@gclaw.co.uk no later than Friday 5 December 2014.

Full details of the programme to celebrate Human Rights Week are available on the Law Society website.


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