Counterterrorism

  • Daniel Marshall
  • Terry Thomas
Chapter

Abstract

Recent UK counterterrorism legislation has been wide ranging. Counterterrorism remains high on the political agenda, presenting significant challenges for the privacy and liberty of citizens. The laws have cast a wide net to intrude upon the privacy of individuals who have not committed any offences. Indeed, the Human Rights Act 1998, which provides this legal protection, divides opinion over its power to protect the privacy rights and civil liberties of individuals, often used as justification to attack civil liberties. That there is a real threat to be countered remains unarguable; the methods adopted by the government to achieve this remain contentious.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Marshall
    • 1
  • Terry Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.School of LawLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

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