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Human Rights in the Prevention and Punishment of Terrorism

Commonwealth Approaches: The United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-l
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 6-6
    2. Alex Conte
      Pages 1-4
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 6-6
    2. Alex Conte
      Pages 81-115
    3. Alex Conte
      Pages 117-155
    4. Alex Conte
      Pages 157-183
    5. Alex Conte
      Pages 185-218
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 258-258
    2. Alex Conte
      Pages 283-314
    3. Alex Conte
      Pages 315-365
  5. Part III

About this book


This title takes a comparative approach to the evaluation of human rights in the prevention and punishment of terrorism within the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The text first looks at the question of defining terrorism, and examines the international and domestic frameworks for countering terrorism. The second part of the book provides an overview and analysis of international and regional human rights law and its capacity to allow for the limitation of rights and freedoms when pursing important objectives such as the countering of terrorism, as well as providing a comparative review of human rights laws in each country. The final and most extensive part of the text begins with an overview of the interaction between counter-terrorism and human rights, followed by thematic and case study evaluations of discreet topics.


Commonwealth Comparative International Rights Terrorist human rights terrorism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ParisFrance

About the authors

Alex Conte LLB (Cant), LLM (Hons)(VUW), PhD (Cant), Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of  New Zealand, Consultant on Security and Human Rights (, Series Editor, Ashgate International Law Series

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