This brown-bag lunch series is a collaboration with the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at the NYU School of Law, the Office for International Programs at the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and the Master’s Program in Global Public Health.
It examines new research, creative policy approaches, and recent innovations in addressing security and development challenges in conflict and post-conflict
Location: NYU Wagner at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor
The Use of Intelligence in Terrorist Prosecutions: The Post-9/11 Decade
Dr. David Scharia, Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, United Nations Security Council
Counter terrorism investigations rely heavily on the use of covert operations and the gathering of intelligence, but using evidence from these investigations in civil courts poses a challenge for criminal justice systems. The tension between protecting intelligence secrecy and maintaining transparency in criminal proceedings challenges prosecutors and has led some states to seek alternatives to prosecuting terrorists in criminal courts. In this presentation Scharia, author of the forthcoming Wiretaps, Informants, and Secret Agents: Maintaining the Rule of Law in the Prosecution of Terrorism (Oxford University Press), highlights some of the complexities of terrorism investigations and prosecutions and discusses some solutions developed by criminal justice systems around the world.
*The views expressed in this discussion do not represent the views of the United Nations or any of its bodies
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED