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Terrorism and Defense Rights - Experiences in Defending "Enemies of the State”

19, february 2020 • Conference

For reasons related to general prevention, media coverage of the case and the emotional and traumatic impact of the facts on the community, states and the international community invest all their energy and resources in the "fight against terrorism". 

How to exercise a serious and effective Defence in this context? What challenges? How to overcome them? 

A unique opportunity to listen and reflect with Nancy Hollander and Kenneth Carr, who have extensive experience in defending persons implicated or prosecuted in international cases related to the crime of terrorism, as well as persons labeled as "enemies of the state" (e.g. Chelsea Manning, a whistleblower of torture practices by the CIA as part of the "fight against terrorism") in the US, the UK, and in European and International Courts (e.g. Al Nashiri v. Poland and Husayn (Abu Zubaydah v. Poland). 

A Conference organised by the Lisbon Regional Council of the Portuguese Bar Association and Forum Penal - Associação de Advogados Penalistas (Criminal Lawyers Association), with the support of the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.


Nancy Hollander, Lawyer in the United States of America 

Kenneth Carr, Lawyer in the United Kingdom



Inês Ferreira Leite, Lawyer in Portugal and Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (Centre for Research in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences, FDUL)

Moderation: Lisbon Regional Council, Forum Penal - Associação de Advogados Penalistas (Association of Criminal Lawyers) and Institute for Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences (Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon).

Day/ Time: February 19th, 6:30pm 

Place: Conselho Regional de Lisboa da Ordem dos Advogados, Rua dos Anjos, 79, 1150-035 Lisboa.

The entrance will be free, upon previous registration through:


LAWYERS (with registration in force)




Language: English