Automated Weapons: The CJL Backs The Call To Defund A New Arms Race

In 2016 the European Union took the unprecedented step of setting up a military research programme worth 90 million euros, the so-called Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR). This is only a first step. For the next ten years, the European Commission proposes...

Counter Terrorism And State Extremism in 21st Century Europe with Nisha Kapoor

On October 15th, 2017 the CJL welcomed Dr Nisha Kapoor for an event centred on her latest book “Deport, Deprive, Extradite”. The colloquium brought together practitioners dealing with state repression and racist policies ranging from academics to activists and legal experts. France and the UK have been at the forefront to pass laws of exception targeting minorities first then being extended to the rest of the population. The CJL therefore makes it a priority to address the burning issue of human rights and civil liberties in Europe in the face of failed foreign policies with terrorism as a by product.

Deport Deprive Extradite – Nisha Kapoor

The so called “War on Terror” that was initiated by then US President George W Bush has been going on for seventeen years now. Far from having brought stability to the world, it has lead to its further destabilisation.

To assess the war on terror, the CJL has invited Dr Nisha Kapoor from the University of York so she can present her latest book “Deport, Deprive, Extradite” for an event at SciencesPo Paris. Two roundtables will be held with experts ranging from Pr Didier Bigo (King’s College), Francesco Ragazzi (University of Leiden), Akos Kopper (ELTE University of Budapest), Malia Bouattia (Former Head of NUS) and online privacy advocate Felix Treguer among others.

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FOR OUR HUMAN RIGHTS

THAT WE NEVER FULLY ACQUIRED

FOR OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES 
LOST

IN THE NAME OF AN ILLUSORY SECURITY

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO ACT


EVEN IF IT MEANS TO DISOBEY

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SUPPORT THEM


BY ALL AVAILABLE MEANS

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO CONNECT THE DOTS


BEYOND THE DREAM OF CONVERGENCE

FOR THOSE WHO DEMAND EQUITY

FOR OUR COMMON FATE IS ALREADY SEALED

FOR WHOM THE REPUBLIC IS A BROKEN PROMISE