HARVARD -- HAVEN FOR SUSPECTED WAR CRIMINALS?
A discussion with
partner, Hickman & Rose Solicitors
THURSDAY, 19 October, 7pm
Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building Harvard Kennedy School of Government In September 2005, a British court ordered the arrest of Doron Almog, a retired Israeli general and later a Kennedy School fellow, for war crimes in the Gaza Strip. Almog evaded capture at Heathrow airport and fled to Israel.
Under international law, suspected war criminals such as Almog should face
justice, wherever the alleged offences were committed. One of the lawyers in
the case, Daniel Machover, describes the efforts to bring Almog and other
suspected war criminals to justice in national courts of third party
Daniel Machover is a partner and head of the civil litigation department at Hickman & Rose, a leading criminal justice law firm in the UK. Machover specialises in international human rights law, civil actions against the Home Office and police and in representing bereaved families at inquests into deaths in custody. In 2001, he received the Margery Fry Award from the Howard League for Penal Reform for 'ensuring the protection of prisoners through tenacious pursuit of legal remedies'. Machover is listed in Legal 500 as a leading individual in the field of Civil Liberties and Human Rights.
Sponsored by: Alliance for Justice in the Middle East, Palestine Awareness Committee (KSG), Justice for Palestine (HLS), Harvard Society of Arab Students.