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QLLM173 Terrorism and Human Rights: Constitutional Perspectives (Sem 1)

Module Description:

The module will examine the evolution and content of counter-terrorism law at the domestic (UK), European Union and international level. The development of counter-terrorism law will be viewed from a contextual and multidisciplinary perspective and the interaction between the different levels of legislative production of counter-terrorism norms will be explored. The module will focus on the interconnection between counter-terrorism law and constitutional law. Specific topics covered include the definition and criminal law of terrorism, the law of terrorist sanctions, counter-terrorism and the rule of law and counter-terrorism and surveillance.

Module Aims:

The aims of the module are to:

  • promote an advanced understanding of the relationship between counter-terrorism law and human rights obligations
  • promote an advanced understanding between counter-terrorism and the rule of law
  • set out the framework governing counter-terrorism measures as they were originally set up and cast light on the transformations which have been taking place since 9/11
  • expose students to the examination of the legal and political forces behind this transformation
  • provide a detailed analysis of the key elements of counter-terrorism law at the UK, EU and international level
  • provide insights into the adequacy and potential of human rights norms to address the challenges posed by counter-terrorism law

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Mode of Assessment:

7,500 word course essay

Credits

22.5 Credits

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