Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Regents Professor & Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society
Faculty Director, Human Rights Center
Professor, Queen's University of  Belfast, School of Law, Northern Ireland

Prof. Ní Aoláin Quoted in TRT World on France's Closure of Mosques Under Controversial Anti-Separatist Law

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin was quoted in an article in TRT World about France's recent closure of mosques under the auspices of fighting Islamic separatism. France closed up to 23 mosques under its controversial anti-separatist laws but opponents argue that the French government has not revealed sufficient evidence linking the mosques to adverse actions. Prof. Ní Aoláin, the U.N. special rapporteur on the protection of human rights while countering terrorism, expressed her alarm to the news agency, saying,  “The flirtation with secretive evidence is in itself worrying, but it also breaches provisions in international treaties relating to the right to a fair trial and equality before the law.”