International Co-operation, Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism

International Co-operation, Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism : Future Directions and Challenges

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International Co-operation, Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism provides a comprehensive analysis of international human rights problems and challenges in contemporary counter-terrorism practice and law. This book identifies the key issues of counter-terrorism practice and policy which have arisen in the last decade, and which have major human rights implications. It examines institutional responses of the United Nations as well as specific practices like the targeted killing, sanctioning or expulsion of terrorist suspects and considers relevant developments before domestic and international courts. With this emerging body of international and domestic case law, it is now possible to consider key aspects of contemporary counter-terrorism law and practice with greater authority. Written in a non-legalistic, interdisciplinary and practical manner, International Co-operation, Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism addresses the emerging trends in international jurisprudence and policy on counter-terrorism with respect to their compatibility with human rights standards. It will be of considerable interests to students, scholars and practitioners in this area.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0415599806
  • 9780415599801

Table of contents

Introduction 1. The United Nations, Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism 2. The Lack of an International Definition of Terrorism and Implications for Human Rights 3. Countering the Financing of Terrorism: Blacklisting Alleged Al Qaeda and Taliban Associates, Rule of Law Concerns and Prospects of Reform 4. International Terrorism and Derogation from International Human Rights Treaties 5. The Expulsion of Terrorist Suspects: The Principle of Non-Refoulement and Diplomatic Assurances 6. Intelligent Impunity? The Accountability of Intelligence Agencies and Possible Complicity in International Crimes 7. International Cooperation and the Role of Civil Society in Preventing Terrorism 8. Conclusion: International Cooperation, Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism: Quo Vadis?
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About Christopher Michaelsen

Christopher Michaelsen is a Research Fellow and Co-Director of the International Law and Policy Group, at the University of New South Wales.
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