Violating Human Rights in the Name of Counter-Terrorism?


D. de Ruiter (ed.)
Pages: 418 pages
Shipping Weight: 450 gram
Published: 01-2012
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058870490

Product Description

That terrorism infringes people’s human rights is something that everybody knows, especially after 9/11. However, terrorism does not have the monopoly on violating human rights.
Counter-terrorism, consisting of different methods to fight terrorism, infringes human rights as well. While fighting terrorism, human rights ought to be respected. However, States do not always live up to this obligation. Next to an examination of the relationship between the obligation to fi ght terrorism and the obligation to protect human rights, this book describes the way
in which counter-terrorism measures, specifically blacklisting and targeted killings, touch upon people’s human rights. The second part of this book includes the most important documents with regard to counter-terrorism and human rights.