Visiting Fellow Gavin Sullivan co-authors Just Security op-ed on Security Watchlisting

Nov. 2, 2021

Gavin Sullivan, visiting fellow at the University Center for Human Values, 2021-2022, and Reader in International Human Rights Law at Edinburgh Law School co-authored the op-ed, “Watchlisting the World: Digital Security Infrastructures, Informal Law, and the ‘Global War on Terror’” in Just Security, an online forum at the New York University School of Law. The article argues that the Counterterrorism Watchlist Toolkit recently adopted by the Global Counterterrorism Forum provides a blueprint for a troubling global security system that expands the scope for discrimination against Muslims, fails to engage with complexities of AI governance, and exports the flawed U.S. watch listing system as a best practice standard for the rest of the world to follow.

Dr. Sullivan is a United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowon the project, Infra-Legalities: Global Security Infrastructures, Artificial Intelligence and International Law. His book, “The Law of the List: UN Counterterrorism Sanctions and the Politics of Global Security Law”won the 2021 International Law and STAIR-ISA book awards from the International Studies Association.

Read the op-ed here.