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Quirine Eijkman to Take Part in First Geneva Forum

October 18, 2010

ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Quirine Eijkman will take part in the first Geneva Forum, where she will reflect on accountability and the usage of intelligence in court proceedings. The Geneva Forum will signal the launch of the Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers (CIJL), of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). The theme of this first ICJ Geneva Forum, on October 25-26, will centre on the role of judges and legal practitioners in ensuring accountability in the context of national security laws and policies. The CIJL attempts to raise an in depth discussion on some of the challenges judges, lawyers and prosecutors face in the investigation and prosecution of human rights violations committed in the name of counter-terrorism or national security. For more information about the ICJ and Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights see the 2009 ICJ report Assessing the Damage, Urging Action: Report of the Eminent Jurists Panel on Terrorism, counter-Terrorism and Human Rights