Nehal Bhuta


Nehal Bhuta is Professor of Public International Law, European University Institute.

Recently Published

Joint Series on International Law and Armed Conflict: Fair Trial Guarantees in Armed Conflict 

As noted yesterday, EJIL:Talk! together with Lawfare and InterCross are running a joint series over the next few weeks on International Law and Armed Conflict. The first post in the series is by Nehal Bhuta on fair trial guarantees in armed conflict. The protection of fair trial rights during international and non-international armed conflicts might reasonably…

Read more

On Preventive Killing

If we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long. We must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his plans and confront the worst threats before they emerge. In the world we have entered, the only path to safety is the path to action. And this nation will act. George…

Read more

UK Metropolitan Police Investigate MI5 Complicity in Torture

In a story in The Guardian today, it was reported that the UK’s Metropolitan Police are investigating MI5 for complicity in US torture in relation to the case of Guantanamo detainee Aamer Shaker. Shaker is a permanent resident of the UK and is married to a UK citizen. The report claims that “Investigating officers have applied to…

Read more