EJIL:Talk post on Reprieve, ‘Kill Lists’ and Human Rights Advocacy

Earlier this year, human rights charity Reprieve published a report entitled ‘Britain’s Kill List. In its report, Reprieve claims to reveal shocking proof that exposes the involvement of the British Government in a global assassination project. In particular, Reprieve alleges that the British Government has been complicit in preparing and executing a ‘kill list’ for years, that such a ‘kill list’ is incompatible with the rule of law and that the Prime Minister has deceived the public about Britain’s involvement in this ‘disturbing’ practice. These are serious allegations. All the more so, since on closer inspection they reveal an astonishing appetite for sensationalism and disregard for accuracy.

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