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The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
Faculty of Law
P.O. BOX 4 (visiting address: Yliopistonkatu 3)
Tel: +358 (0)29 4123140


Anti-terrorism legislation, its problem areas and consequences

We are pleased to invite you to an important and timely seminar entitled 'Anti-terrorism legislation, its problem areas and consequences', which will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 in Helsinki, Finland. The seminar will be a joint effort of The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights of the University of Helsinki and the Labeled a Terrorist -network.

Professor of Public International Law and the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Martin Scheinin will be the keynote speaker of the seminar.

Terrorism lawsuit specialist and Solicitor Tasnime Akunjee shall give a speech on the subject. Also among the speakers is Amandla Thomas-Johnson, who is the spokesperson for CAGE UK, an independent advocacy organisation working to empower communities impacted by the War on Terror.

The seminar will conclude with a panel discussion, in which academics, government officials, police as well as representatives from the Muslim community shall share their views. Among the panelists will be Superintendent Timo Kilpeläinen from The National Police Board, Vice Chairman Pia Jardi from the The Islamic Council of Finland and Senior Adviser Ari Evwaraye from The Ministry of the Interior. Dr. Reetta Toivanen, Adjunct Professor for social and cultural anthropology, will serve as moderator for the panel discussion.

The seminar will be held in English (questions can be asked in either Finnish or English). Your active participation in the event is highly welcomed. The seminar will be filmed and streamed online.

Registration required at:

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Porthania, Suomen laki -sali
Yliopistonkatu 3

Prof. Martin Scheinin (FIN)
Tasnime Akunjee LLB (UK)
Amandla Thomas-Johnson CAGE (UK)