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Circular No 201/2012
Dated 13 Sept 2012
To Members of the Malaysian Bar
2nd Raja Aziz Addruse Memorial Lecture (27 Sept 2012)
The 2nd Raja Aziz Addruse Memorial Lecture will be held in conjunction with the International Malaysia Law Conference 2012. Members are cordially invited to attend the 2nd Raja Aziz Addruse Memorial Lecture, details of which are as follows:
Date: 27 Sept 2012 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Plenary Hall, Centre Core, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Speaker: Ben Emmerson QC, Matrix Chambers, UK; UN Special Rapporteur
on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism
Title: Counter-Terrorism, Human Rights and the Rule of Law — The UN Perspective
Dress Code: Formal
Attendance is free but pre-registration is required. Kindly complete and submit the attached reply slip by fax to 03-2032 2043 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 18 Sept 2012 (Tuesday).
Light refreshments will be served at 5:45 pm. Guests are advised to be seated by 6:15 pm for the start of the lecture at 6:30 pm.
Please do not hesitate to contact Siti Mariam Zainal Abidin by telephone at 03-2050 2016 or 017-249 3193 should you need any clarification.
About Ben Emmerson QC
Ben Emmerson is an international lawyer specialising in international human rights law, public international law and international criminal law. He is currently United Nations (“UN”) Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, in which capacity he reports to the UN General Assembly in New York and the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, and conducts country visits and inspections. He has so far produced a series of reports on the human rights of victims of terrorism. He is due to present a report in October 2012 to the General Assembly on the human rights issues arising under the various UN counter-terrorism sanctions regimes, and he is currently preparing a report for the Human Rights Council on accountability for targeted killings, secret detention and rendition.
Emmerson spent seven years as defence counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”) and was appointed last year as a judge of the Residual Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) and ICTY. Within the United Kingdom, he is a Deputy High Court Judge, a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple, and an Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford. He is also independent legal adviser to the UK Parliament Standards and Privileges Committee.
Emmerson has more than 25 years’ experience litigating before international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice (“ICJ”), European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”), European Court of Justice, International Criminal Court and ICTY. He has extensive experience in criminal cases involving allegations of war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, terrorism and offences against national security. Whilst he was at the Bar of England and Wales, he appeared as defence counsel in numerous terrorist prosecutions arising from the conflict in Northern Ireland, as well as cases involving alleged participation in Al-Qaeda related networks and offences.
He has previously acted as special adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and as special adviser to the Appeals Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (the UN-partnered Khmer Rouge Tribunal).
International Malaysia Law Conference 2012 Organising Committee
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