Tag Archives: Ben Emmerson QC

UNCHR calls on EU to ban the development, production and use of drones

Events 2013-2015 As this site recorded, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, a barrister specialising in European human rights law and member of Matrix Chambers, released an interim report on the use of drones in counter-terrorism … Continue reading

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MoD facing legal challenge to armed drone deployment outside Afghanistan

Noting the range of posts on the subject on this site, a reader has sent a link to the Guardian’s latest by legal affairs correspondent Owen Bowcott, reporting that British officials are to come before a United Nations inquiry into … Continue reading

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Winding down drone strikes?

Last week, the New York Times reported that, more than two months after President Obama signalled a sharp shift in America’s’ targeted-killing operations’, there were more drone strikes in Pakistan last month than in any month since January. Three missile … Continue reading

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