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2014, Sun, Mar 30

Drones: Making the Invisible Visible

Shahzad Akbar in conversation with Andreas Schüller

Shahzad Akbar (Foundation for Fundamental Rights, Pakistan), representing victims of drone assaults in conversation with Andreas Schüller, specialist in international law, ECCHR.

Moderation: Silvia Fehrmann


Mirza Shahzad Akbar, who recently became known to a broader public for legally representing Pakistani drone-attack victims, is cofounder and Director of Pakistan’s Foundation for Fundamental Rights. Shahzad studied at the University of Newcastle (UK) and the University of London. From 2004 to 2008, he was Special Prosecutor with the National Accountability Bureau (Islamabad/Lahore, Pakistan), where he investigated public officials in Madrid, London and Geneva in corruption and money-laundering cases. In 2008 he joined Farooq Law Associates as Resident Partner. Since 2004, he has additionally taught human rights law as a visiting professor at International Islamic University, Islamabad.


Andreas Schüller studied law in Trier, Germany, and Orléans, France. He earned his LL.M. (adv.) in international law at Leiden University, Netherlands, with a specialization in international criminal law. Schüller is a member of the Working Group against Impunity at Amnesty International Germany and is active in the area of International Crimes and Accountability at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR).