Drone Attacks: Ben Emmerson QC

Past Event

12 November 2013, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Faculty of Law
St Cross Bldg, 10 Saint Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL

This seminar is hosted by the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations and the Oxford Human Rights Hub

Speaker: Ben Emmerson QC, Matrix Chambers and United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

The United Nations human rights expert, Ben Emmerson QC, will discuss the potential illegal use of armed drones. In his recent report to the UN General Assembly on the use of armed drones in counter-terrorism operations and its civilian impact, the UN expert called upon States to be transparent in their use of drones as weapons, to investigate allegations of violations of the right to life through drone killings, and to respect all applicable international law standards.