Terrorism and International Law

The International Bar Association (IBA) and the Open Society Justice Initiative host a high-level panel discussion marking the release of the report Terrorism and International Law: Accountability, Remedies, and Reform, published by the Oxford University Press.

Produced by the IBA Task Force on Terrorism, the report provides a global overview of terrorism and counterterrorism, including but not restricted to the U.S.-led "war on terror," by considering case law and examples of state practice from all continents.

At this event a panel of experts, including members of the Task Force, discuss the conclusions, recommendations and major themes of the report, analyzing key current issues in international human rights and international humanitarian law, the investigation and prosecution of terrorist crimes, reform in counterterrorism and victims’ right to a remedy and reparations.


  • Justice Richard Goldstone, Chair of the IBA Task Force on Terrorism, former Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
  • Amrit Singh, Senior Legal Officer, National Security and Counter-Terrorism, Open Society Justice Initiative


  • Mark Ellis, IBA Executive Director
  • Julia A. Hall, Senior Counsel, Counter-Terrorism, Amnesty International; IBA Task Force on Terrorism Member
  • Juan E. Méndez, IBAHRI Co-Chair; UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, former President of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and International Centre of Transitional Justice, IBA Task Force on Terrorism Member
  • Javaid Rehman, Head of the Brunel Law School; Professor of International Law and Human Rights, IBA Task Force on Terrorism Member
Date: March 23, 2011
Time: 6:309:00 p.m.

OSI-New York

Mark Ellis, Richard Goldstone, Julia A. Hall, Juan Méndez, Javaid Rehman, and Amrit Singh