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Dr Gavin Sullivan’s book ‘The Law of the List’ cited by UN Special Rapporteur in annual report to UN Human Rights Council

Wed 17 February 2021

Dr Gavin Sullivan’s book The Law of the List

Reader in International Human Rights Law at Edinburgh Law School, Dr Gavin Sullivan, has been cited in a new report to the United Nations Human Rights Council by the UN Special Rapporteur on Counterterrorism and Human Rights.

Presented to the Council’s forty-sixth session, this annual report addresses the impact of countering extremism policies and practices on the rights of women, girls and the family.

The report references Dr Gavin Sullivan’s recently published book - ‘The Law of the List: UN Counterterrorism Sanctions and the Politics of Global Security Law’ (Cambridge University Press, 2020), which explores how governing through the technology of the list is reconfiguring global security, international law, human rights and the powers of international organisations.

The report was compiled by Professor Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. The Special Rapporteur uses Dr. Sullivan’s work to highlight the problems and adverse effects of the UN Al-Qaida and ISIL Sanctions regime and how it has enabled expansion of UN global governance of counterterrorism under the UN Charter.

View report (A/HRC/46/36): OHCHR Special Rapporteur on Terrorism - Annual Reports