Recent European Anti-Terrorism and Human Rights: a double-edged case study analysis

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Abstract

This Ph.D. thesis delivers a human rights based analysis of post-9/11 anti-terrorism policies in a European context, looking at the cases of the UK, Germany and the EU. Terrorism policies that are under scrutiny are e.g. indefinite detention, dragnet investigations, data retention, intelligence surveillance, facial recognition systems, and various prevention measures. Affected rights are e.g. the right to life, liberty and security, the right to privacy, freedom of expression and the right to be free from discrimination. The major claim of this thesis is that the mentioned entities do indeed curtail essential human rights in the course of anti-terrorism since 9/11. Such curtailments threaten the free and full unfolding and development of human beings, the full enjoyment of human capabilities, and change the power-relation between the individual and the state.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Number of pages364
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7210-462-1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
SeriesAalborg Universitet. Det Humanistiske Fakultet. Ph.D.-Serien
ISSN2246-123X

Bibliographical note

PhD supervisor:
Associate Professor Ben Dorfman, Aalborg University

Assistant PhD supervisor:
Associate Professor Wolfgang Zank, Aalborg University

Keywords

  • Anti-Terrorism
  • Human Rights
  • Surveillance
  • discriminatory tendencies

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