Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Honorary Kings Counsel
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. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin Writes in Just Security on the 22nd Anniversary of the Opening of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

Prof. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin wrote an article for Just Security about the 22nd anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility. Professor Ní Aoláin is a former United Nations Special Rapporteur for Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights. She wrote, “We have made some progress in ‘undoing’ the legacy of this infamous facility. At the height of the exceptional legal and political regime, 780 Muslim men were rendered, arbitrarily detained, and subjected to torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment there. Now, 30 remain. I particularly acknowledge the Biden administration’s valiant decision allowing the U.N., and specifically an independent human rights expert, access to the facility and detainees.”