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Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights

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ISBN 9781405899802
Published August 13, 2009 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

The ever-present threat of terrorism and the growing human-rights backlash against anti-terrorist policies are becoming ever more significant on the international stage. Constant media-coverage and public concern have characterised the debate over the last ten years.

This book is a fair and objective assessment of counter-terrorist policy and human rights worldwide, and covers a wide breadth of international material. While raising key questions for reader consideration, this book aims for straight-forward consideration, leaving polemic to the reader.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.  Introduction.  1.    Key issues.  2.    Human rights in principle.  3.    The state of play; observance or no?  4.    Laws and terrorism: United Kingdom and United States.  5.    Laws and terrorism: the European Union  6.    Counter-terrorism tactics and rights: United Kingdom and United States.  7.    Counter-terrorism tactics and rights: the European Union.  8.    Counter-terrorism tactics and rights: treatment of suspects.  9.    Rendition: kidnapping suspects by order.  Final Thoughts – And the Future?  Glossary.  Where to find out more.

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David Whittaker was formerly senior lecturer in international relations at Teeside university.  Now a freelance expert on terrorism,  his books include The Terrorism Reader (Routledge, 4th Edition 2012) and Asylum-Seekers and Refugees and Terrorism: Understanding the Global Threat.