Ben Emmerson, QC (born 10 August 1963) is a British lawyer, specialising in European human rights law, public international law and international criminal law. He was a founder member of Matrix Chambers and has 25 years’ experience litigating before international courts and tribunals [...]
On several occasions Emmerson represented homosexuals in court. Quote from Wikipedia "In 1999 he successfully represented two of four homosexual members of the British Armed Forces who had been dismissed for their sexual orientation at the ECHR. The UK government was ordered to pay compensation and decided to put on hold all other investigations into homosexuals that it was conducting. The Guardian called it an 'historic decision', while David Pannick QC called it 'a welcome victory for reason over pure prejudice'."
[Emmerson] has warned that moves to crackdown on migration may worsen the risk of more attacks in Europe while breaching refugees’ fundamental rights. Ben Emmerson, the Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, found “little evidence” that Isis and other terror groups use refugee flows or that asylum seekers are prone to radicalisation. Delivering a report to the UN General Assembly in New York, he said: "While there is no evidence that migration leads to increased terrorist activity, migration policies that are restrictive or that violate human rights may in fact create conditions conducive to terrorism."
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