Using Human Rights to Counter Terrorism

Elgar Studies in Human Rights

Edited by Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Human Rights, Vienna University, Austria and Secretary General of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice, Italy and Anne Charbord, International Human Rights Lawyer, specializing in counter-terrorism, Paris, France

While providing a substantive legal analysis of the links between human rights and counter-terrorism, this book provides the tools to successfully argue that a human rights approach does not undermine the fight against terrorism. Through practical examples, it shows that a State’s lack of respect for human rights hinders its fight against terrorism and can be counter-productive. The contributing experts represent a wide breadth of experience at the national and international levels, and bring their unique approach to each cross-cutting topic.

‘This excellent book edited by Manfred Nowak and Anne
Charbord tackles the interplay between human rights and counter-terrorism in a comprehensive, digestible, and convincing fashion. The authors navigate the intricate complexities of the interplay between human rights and counter-terrorism with great skill. They are unanimous in their assessment that respect for human rights is a prerequisite for long-term success in countering terrorism.’
– Tarik Gherbaoui, European Journal of Legal Studies

‘One often hears calls not to see anti-terrorism measures and the pursuit of human rights necessarily as opposites, but in many cases as complementary activities. This book offers a welcome exploration of this idea in a wide range of contexts, by experts on the practical as well as the conceptual level. This is a timely and important book with a significant contribution to make towards ensuring survival of people and of the human rights project.’
– Christof Heyns, University of Pretoria, South Africa and Member of the UN Human Rights Committee; Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions (2010-2016)

2018 384 pp Hardback 978 1 78471 526 7 £151.20 £116.00 $151.20 $168.00

Elgaronline 978 1 78471 527 4

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