Violating Human Rights in the Name of Counter Terrorism?

Edited by: D. de Ruiter

That terrorism infringes upon people's human rights is something that everybody knows, especially after 9/11. However, terrorism does not have the monopoly on violating human rights. Counter-terrorism, consisting of different methods to fight terrorism, infringes upon human rights as well. While fighting terrorism, human rights ought to be respected, however States do not always live up to this obligation. Next to an examination of the relationship between the obligation to fight terrorism and the obligation to protect human rights, this book describes the way in which counter-terrorism measures, specifically blacklisting and targeted killings, touch upon people's human rights. It includes important documents with regard to counter-terrorism and human rights.


380 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789058870490