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 Among U.N. Special Rapporteurs Making Public a Letter to Philippine Government Seeking Explanations for Human Rights Violations

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, former U.N. Special Rapporteur on human rights while countering terrorism, was one of six special rapporteurs who made public a letter they sent to the Philippine government asking for an explanation of possible human rights violations. The letter was sent last October prior to the implementation of an antiterrorism law. They asked for explanations of cases of “judicial harassment, office raids and targeted financial sanctions” on rights watchdogs and its “seemingly unchecked powers” to run after suspected terrorists. The letter was made public this month after failing to get a response from the government.