October 11, 2006
A discussion with
partner, Hickman & Rose Solicitors
THURSDAY, 19 October, 7pm
Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
In September 2005, a British court ordered the arrest of Doron
Almog, a retired Israeli general and later a Kennedy School fellow,
for war crimes in the Gaza Strip. Almog evaded capture at Heathrow
airport and fled to Israel.
Under international law, suspected war criminals such as Almog
should face justice, wherever the alleged offences were committed.
One of the lawyers in the case, Daniel Machover, describes the
efforts to bring Almog and other suspected war criminals to justice
in national courts of third party states.
Daniel Machover is a partner and head of the civil litigation
department at Hickman & Rose, a leading criminal justice law firm in
the UK. Machover specialises in international human rights law,
civil actions against the Home Office and police and in representing
bereaved families at inquests into deaths in custody. In 2001, he
received the Margery Fry Award from the Howard League for Penal
Reform for ‘ensuring the protection of prisoners through tenacious
pursuit of legal remedies’. Machover is listed in Legal 500 as a
leading individual in the field of Civil Liberties and Human Rights.
Sponsored by: Alliance for Justice in the Middle East, Palestine
Awareness Committee (KSG), Justice for Palestine (HLS), Harvard
Society of Arab Students.