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Terrorism and human rights

Gearty, Conor ORCID: 0000-0002-3885-2650 (2007) Terrorism and human rights. Government and Opposition, 42 (3). pp. 340-362. ISSN 1477-7053

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1477-7053.2007.00227.x


Since the formal invocation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, much global discourse has been shaped by those principles, to the extent that one could without exaggeration describe the period as an ‘age of human rights’. But will and indeed can that survive the perceived danger arising from violent acts of terrorism? Is this now an ‘age of terrorism’ – or at least, an ‘age of counter-terrorism’ – in which human rights are being accorded a secondary status? This article considers those contentions and also advocates particular roles for those who work in the human rights field.

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Additional Information: © 2007 The Author
Divisions: LSE Human Rights
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2008 15:46
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2024 16:51

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