Harvard -- Haven for Suspected War Criminals?


A discussion with

Daniel Machover
partner, Hickman & Rose Solicitors

Thursday, October 19, 2006
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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 offenses 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 specializes 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.