The work considers the international and European obligations of the UK in the realm of challenging the far-right and assesses the extent to which it adheres to them. It looks at the role of criminal law in tackling hate speech and hate crime and assesses how English law deals with political parties which may deviate from agreed norms and principles such as non-discrimination. The legal analysis is placed within a contextual framework of far-right parties in the United Kingdom and also incorporates a definitional framework in terms of how the law defines themes relevant to challenging the far-right, such as racial discrimination, terrorism and extremism.
The book presents a valuable guide for students, academics and policy-makers in the areas of International Human Rights Law, Criminal Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, National Security Law, Comparative Politics and Terrorism Studies.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION;
CHAPTER TWO: HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS;
CHAPTER THREE: INTERNATIONAL FRAMEWORK;
CHAPTER FOUR: EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK;
CHAPTER FIVE: THE FAR-RIGHT MOVEMENT AND CRIMINAL LAW;
CHAPTER SIX: LEGAL TREATMENT OF POLITICAL PARTIES;
CHAPTER SEVEN: CONCLUSION;
Natalie Alkiviadou, PhD, is a lecturer in European Union Law and Human Rights. Her research expertise lies in human rights, international and European law, focusing on the far-right as well as particular aspects of the far-right, to include online and offline hate speech and hate crime.