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About Nadim Houry

Nadim Houry is the Director of the Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program at Human Rights Watch, based in Paris.

Articles by Nadim Houry

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Justice after ISIS: time for judicial triage

The overwhelming reliance on a counterterrorism framework is showing its limits. Judges and local officials in Iraq and Syria are realizing that you cannot lock everyone up.

Breaking France’s addiction to its state of emergency

Human Rights Watch’s own research has found repeated abuses against ordinary people during policing operations under emergency powers.

Making local ceasefires work in Syria

Any approach to Syria should be judged by its ability to stop the daily abuses against civilians. Advocates of local ceasefires must strive for a balance between immediate relief from the daily suffering and commitment to basic rights and the aspirations of Syrians.

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