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Beyond Human Rights and the War on Terror

1st Edition

Edited by Satvinder S. Juss


256 pages

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This edited collection provides a comprehensive, insightful, and detailed study of a vital area of public policy debate as it is currently occurring in countries across the world from India to South Africa and the United Kingdom to Australia. Bringing together academics and experts from a variety of jurisdictions, it reflects upon the impact on human rights of the application of more than a decade of the "War on Terror" as enunciated soon after 9/11.

The volume identifies and critically examines the principal and enduring resonances of the concept of the "War on Terror". The examination covers not only the obvious impacts but also the more insidious and enduring changes within domestic laws. The rationale for this collection is therefore not just to plot how the "War on Terror" has operated within the folds of the cloak of liberal democracy, but how they render that cloak ragged, especially in the sight of those sections of society who pay the heaviest price in terms of their human rights.

This book engages with the public policy strand of the last decade that has arguably most shaped perceptions of human rights and engendered debates about their worth and meaning. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students in the fields of human rights law, criminal justice, criminology, politics, and international studies.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Assessing Unconventional Applications of the 'Terrorism' Label - Sudha Setty

Chapter Two: Separatist, Not Terrorist: Case Studies from Southeast Asia - Nadirsyah Hosen

Chapter Three: The 'Refugee Warrior' in an Age of Revolutionary Violence - Satvinder S. Juss and Jeni Mitchell

Chapter Four: The ISIL Jihadists of Saudi Arabia - Abdullah K. Al-Saud

Chapter Five: The Criminal Law Implications of the 'War on Terror' and the Status of Foreign Fighters' - A Swiss Perspective - Roberta Arnold

Chapter Six: Disrupting Terrorist Activity: What are the limits to criminal methods of disruption? - Stuart Macdonald and Lord Carlile

Chapter Seven: The Evolving Common Law Jurisprudence Combatting the Threat of Terrorism in Canada - James Simeon

Chapter Eight: Human Rights and Anti-Terror Laws in Australia - George Williams

Chapter Nine: The legacy of apartheid and South Africa’s struggle to contain contemporary form of terrorism and violent extremism - Martin Ewi and Willem Els

Chapter Ten: India and the Global War on Terror: Indian counterterrorism and the influence of the Global War on Terror - Harsh Pant and Ivan Lidarev

About the Editor

Satvinder Singh Juss, PhD (Cantab), FRSA, is a Professor of Law at King's College London, a Barrister-at-Law practising from 3 Hare Court, Temple, London, and a Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal (IAC) in London and Birmingham, UK. He is a former Human Rights Fellow at Harvard Law School, Boston, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

This series contains thought-provoking and original scholarship on human rights law. The books address civil and political rights as well as social, cultural and economic rights, and explore international, regional and domestic legal orders. The legal status, content, obligations and application of specific rights will be analysed as well as treaties, mechanisms and institutions designed to promote and protect rights.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Comparative
LAW / Constitutional
LAW / International
LAW / Military
LAW / Public
LAW / Government / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism