Prof. Clive Walker
Professor Dr. Clive Walker is a professor emeritus of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Leeds. He has served as the founder and director of its Centre for Criminal Justice Studies and as Head of the School of Law. In addition to police law and human rights, key aspects of his research work are terrorism legislation and counter-terrorism policies and laws. He has written extensively on terrorism issues, with many published papers and books not only in the UK but also in several other jurisdictions, especially the USA. In 2003, he was a special adviser to the UK Parliamentary select committee scrutinised what became the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, from which experience he published The Civil Contingencies Act 2004: Risk, Resilience and the Law in the United Kingdom (Oxford University Press, 2006). His books on terrorism are recognised as leaders in the field and are cited widely. They include Terrorism and the Law (Oxford University Press, 2011), The AntiTerrorism Legislation, (3rd ed., Oxford University Press, 2014), and the Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism (Routledge, 2015). He has undertaken work for many parliamentary committees and currently is engaged as a Special Adviser to the United Kingdom government on terrorism issues. For his work in this field, he received in 2016 the title of Queen’s Counsel honoris causa.
The previous op-ed in this trilogy looked at how courts in Syria and Iraq can bring terrorists to justice mainly on terrorist charges in their post-conflict settings. This op-ed will examine how foreign national courts can prosecute terrorist crimes that have been committed in Syria and Iraq. These crimes can constitute war crimes, crimes against […]
Now that the military defeat of the so called “Islamic State” in Iraq and in Syria is nearly complete, the international community and countries involved are faced with new challenges for the post-conflict situation. This includes restoring peace and stability, creating all-inclusive government institutions, resettling displaced communities and adopting reconciliation and rehabilitation efforts. Among these […]
For more than two decades, the EU and other donors have spent billions of euros to rebuild the Somali state and, more recently, to counter the rise of the violent Islamist group Al Shabaab. But Somalia remains a weak, if not “failed state”, and progress is nowhere near commensurate with international support. This is because […]