Aaron Eitan Meyer

Aaron Eitan Meyer is research director of The Lawfare Project, director of research for the Childrens Rights Institute, and legal correspondent for the Terror Finance Blog.

Internet Freedom Under Siege


Lawfare, the abuse of the law and legal system to achieve strategic political and military goals, has taken many forms in the decade since Major General Charles Dunlap first defined the term as “the use of law as a weapon of war.” On May 19, 2009, my colleague Brooke Goldstein and I warned “the next […]

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Islamist Lawfare


On Tuesday, August 18, the Saudi Arabia-based Arab News reported that Khalid bin Mahfouz, the Saudi billionaire perhaps best known in the West as the “Libel Tourist” for his penchant for using U.K. connections to bring libel lawsuits against his critics had passed away. However, the much-publicized phenomenon of ‘libel tourism’ — that is, the […]

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Death to Free Speech in the Netherlands


On Wednesday, freedom of speech in Europe took a new and devastating turn, as a Dutch appellate court ordered the prosecution of Geert Wilders, parliamentarian and filmmaker, charging him with “inciting hatred and discrimination” against Muslims for his film exposing the threat of radical Islam. This ruling comes a mere six months after the public […]

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