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A disgraced human rights lawyer accused of leading a witch-hunt against British troops in Iraq has been struck off after he was convicted of a string of professional misconduct charges.
Phil Shiner was found to have been repeatedly dishonest as he brought cases that British troops had killed, mutilated and tortured Iraqi civilians.

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Paul Shiner, a father-of-five, has been described as a ‘devout catholic’ and a ‘committed socialist’, who began his legal career acting for tenants in council housing before a stint in environmental law. He is a keen runner and cyclist.

Mr Shiner founded Birmingham-based Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) in 1999. The law firm sprang to prominence in the aftermath of the British invasion of Iraq by bringing a series of high profile claims of abuse against British troops. Clients included the father of Baha Mousa, a hotel manager who was beaten to death while in the custody of British troops.

The shocking case earned Mr Shiner enormous praise. In 2004, he was declared Liberty’s Human Rights Lawyer of the Year and was the Law Society’s Solicitor of the Year in 2007. PIL expanded, opening an office in London as it continued to take on Iraq abuse cases.

Mr Shiner was appointed an honorary professor of law at the Metropolitan University of London and in 2014 made law professor at Middlesex University.
I wonder, would these universities strip this fraud of his professorships?