Mark Muller

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Mark Muller QC is Director of Beyond Borders, a Scottish not for profit organization dedicated to facilitating dialogue and international cultural exchange. He is a senior advocate at Doughty Street Chambers in London and the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh, where he specialises in public international law, criminal, terrorism and human rights related litigation. He also regularly advises numerous international bodies on humanitarian and conflict resolution laws. He was appointed to the rank of Queen’s Counsel in 2006 and has won numerous international test cases and awards in the field of human rights. Since 2005 he has acted as a Senior Advisor to the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue based in Geneva, the Project on Justice in Times of Transition – recently renamed Beyond Conflict – and InterMediate. He is also a Trustee of the John Smith Trust, heading up the Middle East Programme. [1]

Mark Muller "is a senior barrister and is involved in many other human rights organisations, serving as current Chair of the Bar Human Rights Committee and Chair of the Kurdish Human Rights Project. Throughout tha last fifteen years he has been involved in a series of groundbreaking human rights cases before the European Court of Human Rights involving freedom of expression and cultural identity. As a member of the Bar Human Rights Litigation Team he was involved in the US Supreme Court Case of Hamdan v Rumsfeld which upheld the habeas corpus and fair trial rights of Guantanamo detainees. Mark has written extensively on a wide variety of human rights and legal subjects and has made regular appearances in the international and national media on issues such as the abolition of the death penalty, journalistic freedom and Guantanamo Bay. In 2006 Mark was short-listed for Liberty’s prestigious Human Rights Lawyer of the Year." [1]

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  1. Trustees, Delfina Foundation, accessed February 28, 2008.
  2. Trustees, John Smith Memorial Trust, accessed September 20, 2015.