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.
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.